Home and Abroad, 2017   


Saint James Church, Woburn Rd, Lower Hutt

Saturday, 8 April

Conductor Ben Robertson

This was an autumn concert, with mild temperatures and bright sun earlier when the orchestra did the final practice. Outside the spreading elm was lovely in the setting sun, and there were roses at the entrance to the church.

As an experiment, we tried out a donation system. Those at the desk got the impression that people preferred a set price, and we will be reverting to our usual break even pricing.

Tuning and coloured tops

Concert master tuning the orchestra

Ben conducting Suppe
 Conductor Ben Robertson and the orchestra playing "Light Cavalry Overture"
Playing the Kelly, strings only
 A moving performance of the strings-only "Elegy" - In Memoriam Rupert Brooke
Happy orchestra
 The orchestra acknowledges applause.