Louth People’s Orchestra first concert of season

People's orchestra
People's orchestra

The members of the Louth People’s Orchestra are busy preparing for their first concert of the season, which is also the first under the baton of the orchestra’s new musical director, Susan Grant, writes Terry Morgan.

It will be given on Sunday, November 10 at 3pm at the Methodist Meeting Hall in Nichol Hill in the centre of Louth.

Entrance is ‘pay at the door’, and seats are priced at a bargain £1 (yes, ONE pound) which will include refreshments. All are welcome.

The programme will feature music from the Baroque, Classical and modern eras. The earliest piece is Ombra mai fu, the opening aria from the 1738 opera Serse by Georg Friedrich Handel. The opera closed after only six performances, but the aria was rescued from the wreck to become one of Handel’s most popular pieces under its more familiar title, Largo.

Firmly in the classical period is the orchestra’s second piece, an arrangement of the first movement of Mozart’s Symphony no. 40, written in just a couple of weeks in the summer of 1788.

To complete the classical part of the programme the orchestra will play two movements from Josef Haydn’s 104th and final symphony, the London from 1795.

The remainder of the orchestra part of the concert will be given over to a selection of popular tunes taken from Broadway musicals and film scores.

But there is more! The programme will also include performances by two popular local ensembles, the string quartet Stringing Along and Flute Salad, who, in case you haven’t guessed, are a flute ensemble.

Please come to the concert and support Louth’s own orchestra.

For further details of the Louth People’s Orchestra, how to join or information about the concert please ring Amanda on 01507 354816 or Terry on 01507 450264 or 01507 473637.