David Pyatt

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David Pyatt is Patron of Watford Philharmonic Society and a world renowned Horn player. David is Principle Horn for London Philharmonic Orchestra as well as a popular soloist, performing at the BBC Proms and Edinburgh Festival. He is Professor of Horn at the Guildford School of music and the National Youth Orchestra. David’s support is much welcomed to the WPS. Read more about David here.

Andrew Shore

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Andrew Shore is Patron of the Watford Philharmonic Society and world renowned Baritone, performing regularly with the English National Opera. He is Laurence Olivier Award-nominated for Outstanding Achievement in Opera. Andrew’s support is much welcomed to the WPS. Read more about Andrew here.

Come and Sing – Book now!

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Come and Sing Karl Jenkins’ “The Armed Man” on 18 June 2016. Your participation will help us raise funds for the loan of the Western Front Violin which will be played in our special concert to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Battle of the Somme.

We played Beethoven’s Fourth Symphony!

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Thirty five players joined our Conductor, Michael Cayton and Jeanne Mann, our orchestral leader, to play Beethoven’s Fourth Symphony on the afternoon of Sunday 7th February. A good standard of playing was achieved, despite some demanding string parts, and the … Continued

Handel at Watford Colosseum

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Our Spring concert will feature Handel’s Alexander’s Feast. This lesser known work is full of drama and brilliantly written choruses. It describes a banquet held by Alexander the Great and his mistress Thais during which the musician Timotheus sings and plays his lyre arousing various moods in Alexander. Although it was traditional in Handel’s day to incorporate three additional concertos during the work, we will incorporate just one – his Harp Concerto Opus 4 No. 6.

New Year – new challenges!

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Rehearsals for our Handel concert started on 11th January 2016. There are some changes to the rehearsal schedule so please see the Members’ Area for details. Extended rehearsals for vocal training are planned for February – part of our ongoing … Continued

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