2016

August 2016
An Afternoon At The Proms

O Fortuna from Carmina Burana Carl Orff
Scheherazade Rimsky-Korsakov
Violin Solo Trevor Holton
Zadok the Priest and See the conquering Heroes Handel
Spartacus Adagio Khachaturian
Carmen Suite No. 1 Bizet

Overture Cinderella Rossini
Schindler‘s List Williams Arr. T Holton
Violin Solo Trevor Holton
Music from Evita A Lloyd Webber Arr. C Custer
Soloist Talaylin Zeppa
Sound of Music Rogers & Hammerstein Arr. RR Bennett
Soloist Talaylin Zeppa
Battle Hymn of the Republic W Steffe Arr. P.J Wilhousky
Circle of Life Elton John Arr. A Abelda
Romeo and Juliet, Entry of the Montagues and Capulets Prokofiev

May 2016
Elijah – Oratorio by Dr Felix
Mendelssohn

In June 1845 the Birmingham Festival committee asked Dr Felix
Mendelssohn to be the conductor at their next festival. They also requested
he write an oratorio to be performed, and in July 1845 he accepted the
offer and began to finalise his work “Elijah”. The first performance took
place in the Birmingham Town Hall in August 1846.
It depicts events in the life of the Biblical prophet Elijah, taken from the
books 1 Kings and 2 Kings of the old testament.
Mendelssohn uses these Biblical episodes relating to Elijah to produce
intensely dramatic scenes, including the resurrection of a dead youth, the
bringing of rain to Israel, and the bodily ascension of Elijah on a fiery
chariot into heaven. Perhaps the most dramatic episode is the contest of
the gods, in which Jehovah consumes an offered sacrifice in a column of
fire after a failed sequence of frantic prayers by the prophets of the god
Baal.

PART 1
Introduction: As God the Lord of Israel liveth – Overture
1. Help, Lord!
2. Lord! bow thine ear to our prayer!
3. Ye people, rend your hearts
4. If with all your hearts
5. Yet doth the Lord see it not
6. Elijah! get thee hence
7. For he shall give his angels
7A. Now Cherith’s brook is dried up
8. What have I to do with thee?
9. Blessed are the men who fear him
10. As God the Lord of Sabaoth liveth
11. Baal, we cry to thee; hear and answer us!
12. Call him louder, for he is a god!
13. Call him louder! he heareth not!
14. Lord God of Abraham, Isaac and Israel!
15. Cast thy burden upon the Lord
16. O thou, who makest thine angels spirits
17. Is not his word like a fire?
18. Woe unto them who forsake him!
19. O man of God, help thy people!
19A. O Lord, thou hast overthrown thine enemies
20. Thanks be to God

PART 2
21. Hear ye, Israel
22. Be not afraid, saith God the Lord
23. The Lord hath exalted thee
24. Woe to him, he shall perish
25. Man of God, now let my words be precious
26. It is enough; Lord take my life
27. See, now he sleepeth
28. Lift thine eyes, lift thine eyes
29. He, watching over Israel, slumbers not
30. Arise, Elijah, for thou hast a long journey
31. O rest in the Lord
32. He that shall endure to the end, shall be saved
33. Night falleth round me, Lord!
34. Behold! God the Lord passeth by!
35. Above him stood the Seraphim ; Holy is God the Lord
36. Go, return upon thy way!
37. For the mountains shall depart
38. Then did Elijah the prophet break forth
39. Then shall the righteous shine forth
40. Behold, God hath sent Elijah
41. But the Lord, from the north hath raised one
41A. O come everyone that thirsteth
42. And then shall your light break forth

2015

November 2015.
Twilight

La Forza del Destino Verdi
Downton Abbey John Lunn
How to train your Dragon John Powell
Symphony No. 7, 2nd mvt Beethoven
Memory Andrew Lloyd Webber
With PYMS
Espana Chabrier
With PYMS

Hooked on TV reruns Arr. Jack Bullock
Gabiel’s Oboe Ennio Morricone
Skater’s Waltz E Waldteufel
Hungarian Dance No. 2 Brahms
Inner Light Jay Chattaway
Arr. B Elliget
Slavonic Dance No. 7 Dvorak
With PYMS
Mission Impossible Lalo Shifrin
With PYMS

August 2015.
An Afternoon At The Proms

Orfeo Toccata Claudio Monteverdi

Nutcracker P Tchaikovsky
1. Overture
2. Danse Arabe
3. Danse Chinoise
4. Danse des Mirlitons
5. Trepak

Mary Poppins The Sherman Brothers

Peer Gynt Edvard Grieg
1. Morning
2. Solvejg‘s Song
Soloist Emily Domingo
3. In the Hall of the Mountain King

Hans Christian Anderson Frank Loesser
Wizard of Oz Harold Arlen
Beauty and the Beast Alan Menken
Soloist Bronte Zemlic Arr. Trevor Holton
Hansel and Gretel E. Humperdinck
Soloists Emily Domingo & Bronte Zemlic
Wedding March Felix Mendelssohn
Great Gate of Kiev Mussorgsky


May 2015.
The Armed Man.
A Mass For Peace.
Karl Jenkins.
Soloists: Emily Crawford, Oliver Thomson, Samir Dorhmi and Allan Tao

Rameau – Les Indes Galante (Mvt 3 & 4 only)
Moscheles – Concertante for Flue & Oboe. Elisha Oliver, flute. Michael Powell, Oboe.
Karl Jenkins – The Armed Man – A Mass For Peace


March 2015. Peter & The Wolf.
Prokofiev
Narrated by Talaylin Zeppa

Strauss – Radetsky’s March
Prokofiev – Peter & The Wolf
Rossini – William Tell
David, Hoffman, Livingston – Cinderella
Fillmore – Lassus Trombone
Badelt – Pirates Of The Caribbean

2014


December 2014. Christmas Concert.

Anon/ Praetorius – Es Ist Ein Ros’ Entsprungen
C Saint-Saens – Tollite Hostias
WWalton – What Cheer; All This Time; Make We Joy in the Fest
C Gounod – Sanctus
R L Pearsall / W J Westbrook – In Dulci Jubilo
Away In A Manger (with audience)
Hark, The Herald Angels Sing (with audience)
F Mendelssohn – There Shall a Star
A Vivaldi – Gloria

Mornington Bach Orchestra –
Meditation on an Old Czech Chorale by Suk and Berceuse, by Järnefelt M Lauridsen – Magnum Mysterium
W James – The Silver Stars are In The Sky
D Kantor – Night of Silence and Silent Night (with audience)
Joy To The World (with audience)
R Blane / H Martin, arr R J Brandau – Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
F Silver – Twelve Days After Christmas
H Berlioz – Shepherds’ Farewell
G F Handel – ‘Hallelujah’ Chorus


November 2014. Under The Big Top

Fucik – Entry of the Gladiators
Smetana – Dance of the Comedians
Saint-Saens – Lion from Carnival of the Animals
Strauss – Vienna Blood
Haydn – Symphony No. 82 “The Bear”
Mendelssohn – Dance of the Clowns Performed with PYMS
Rimsky-Korsakov – Dance of the Tumblers Performed with PYMS
Colonel Bogey – Alford. Arr. Nurse
Tchaikovsky – La Mere Gigoyne
Saint-Saens – Elephant from Carnival of the Animals
Sousa – Circus Gallop
Filmore – Lassus Trombone
Sondheim – Send in the Clowns
Strauss – Roses from the South
Sousa – Stars and Stripes Forever Performed with PYMS


August 2014. An Afternoon At The Proms.

Holst – Mars, from The Planets
Borodin – On the Steppes of Central Asia
Dvorak – Song to the Moon, from Russalka. Soprano solo Talaylin Zeppa
Rutter – For the Beauty of the Earth
Rutter – A Gaelic Blessing
Lim – Fire Dance of Luna
Beethoven – Storm and The Shepherd’s Hymn after the Storm, from the Pastoral Symphony
Kuleko – Tsonga (South Africa). Performed by Valanga & Andrea Khoza
Mlilo – Zulu (South Africa). Performed by Valanga and Andrea Khoza
Whitacre – Cloudburst
Strauss – Thunder and Lightning Polka
Handel – Water Music – Bouree, Hornpipe, Allegro Deciso
Vangelis. Arr. Elliget – Chariots of Fire
Mozart – Dies Irae
Tchaikovsky – Swan Lake. Ballerina Ivana Deam


May 2014. Gounod’s St. Cecilia Mass
Maria Cristina Keightley, Soprano. Nick Seidenman, Tenor. Oliver Mann, Bass.

Charpentier – Te Deum
Bizet – Carmen excerpts from suites 1 & 2
Ravel – Pavane Pour Infante Defunte
Faure – Pavane
Gounod – Messe de St. Cecilia


March 2014. Vera Bradford Youth Concerto Competition Concert

Gliere – Horn Concerto. James Bakirtzis, French Horn
Weber – Clarinet Concerto No. 2. Magdalenna Krstevska, Clarinet
Haydn – Cello Concerto No. 1. Allan Tao, Cello
Chopin – Piano Concerto No. 1, First Movement. Kevin Suherman, Piano
Holst – March in F. Performed by FSO members.


Competition results:
1st Kevin Suherman
2nd James Bakirtzis
3rd Magdalenna Krstevska
4th Allan Tao

2013


December 2013. Christmas Concert.

Taverner – The Lamb
Britten – This Little Babe
Britten – There Is No Rose
Britten – Deo Gracias
Jenkins – Ave Verum
Away In A Manger (with audience)
Angels We Have Heard On High (with audience)
T.L. de Victoria – O Magnum Mysterium
SNC/Buchanan – Twelve Days
Mozart – Serenata Notturna for double string orchestra & timpani. Performed by Mornington Bach Orchestra
Kantor – Night of Silence and Silent Night (with audience)
Whitacre – Lux Arumque
Regney/Shayne – Do You Hear What I Hear
Joy to the World (with audience)
O Come All Ye Faithful (with audience)
Mercury – Bethlehemian Rhapsody
Pachelbel/Clawson – Noel
Handel – Hallelujah


November 2013. Twilight Zone, A Night at the Movies

Williams, Ottman. Arr. Lopez – Superman Returns
Offenbach – Barcarolle
Mendelssohn – Fingal’s Cave
Mozart – Symphony No. 25
Schubert – Ave Maria
Zimmer, Howard. Arr. Lopez – The Dark Knight
Grieg – In the Hall of the Mountain King
Hardiman. Arr. Moore – Lord of the Dance
Arr. Walter – Londonderry Air
Massenet – Meditation (Solo violin Emily Witney)
Holst – Jupiter
Jarre. Arr. Mortimer – Lawrence of Arabia
Copland – Down a Country Lane
Arr. Ford – Go West!
Williams. Arr. Whitney – The Empire Strikes Back


August 2013. An Afternoon At The Proms.

Copland – Fanfare for the Common Man
Sibelius – Finlandia
Sontonga – Nkosi Sikelel’ iAfrica
Verdi – Va Pensiero
Folk song, Arr, J. Rutter – When The Saints Go Marching In
Ravel – Bolero
Berlioz – La Marseillaise
Newbury, arr. Humphreys – American Trilogy
Shostakovich – Gadfly
Schonberg – Les Miserables


June 2013. Karl Jenkins Stabat Mater
Soloist – Caroline Vercoe

Gounod – Petite Symphonie
Mvt. 2 – Andante Cantabile
Mvt. 3 – Scherzo
Mendelssohn – Hebrides Overture
Grieg – Peer Gynt Suite No. 1
Morning
The Death of Ase
Anitra’s Dance
In the Hall of the Mountain King
Jenkins – Stabat Mater

Some feedback from this concert:
Kudos from Karl Jenkins:
One of our orchestra members informed Karl Jenkins that we were performing his work “Stabat Mater”. He was kind enough to reply. This is what he had to say:
I hope your concert was a success
It is always gratifying and indeed, humbling, to hear that someone enjoys singing or playing my music and that it brings them pleasure and, in some modest way, inspiration.
Best wishes,
Dr. Karl Jenkins CBE B.Mus., F.R.A.M., L.R.A.M.

Kudos from some who attended.
These are some of the comments from a questionnaire/comment card we invited audience members to fill in on the concert day:
” A real tour de force – congratulations.”
” We’ll done, fantastic performance.”
” Whole concert marvelous, soloist gorgeous.”
” Stabat Mater excellent”
” We loved it!”


March 2013. Music For Children
Narrated by Don Jones

Kodaly – Prelude from Hary Janos (Sneeze)
Rossini – Excerpts from William Tell Overture (Galloping)
Saint Saens – Carnival of the Animals (Aquarium)
Song – Row, row, row your boat
Abbott – Life Is But A Dream
Strauss – Tritsch Tratsch Polka (Introduction)
Saint Saens – Carnival of the Animals (Elephant)
Strauss – Tritsch Tratsch Polka (Circus)
Kodaly – Entrance of the Emperor and his Court (Marching), from Hary Janos
Children’s Song – Teddy Bear Teddy Bear
Bratton – Teddy Bears’ Picnic
Anderson – The Syncopated Clock
Offenbach – Can Can from Orpheus in the Underworld (Playout)


March 2013. George Dreyfus concert.

Featuring some members of Frankston Symphony Orchestra.
All works by George Dreyfus except Scherzo.
Fanfare
Rush
Lawson’s Mates
Werder – Scherzo
The Saltness of Time
Terrigal
Grand Ridge Road
Dreyfus, Dreyfus, Dreyfus (World premiere)

2012


December 2012. Christmas Concert.
Pianist – Heather Wickes. Special guest James Appleyard from the Australian Youth Choir.

Rutter – Angel’s Carol
Bach/Gounod – Ave Maria
Adam/Clappeau – O Holy Night
Oakley – O Come All Ye Faithful
Goodall – The Lord Is My Shepherd (Paslm 23)
Lauridsen – O Magnum Mysterium
Murray – Away In A Manger
Vivaldi – Gloria
Rossini – String Sonata No 6 (Performed by Mornington Bach Chamber Orchestra)
Praetorius – En Natus Est Emmanuel
Davis – Carol Of The Drum
Franck – Panus Angelicus
Gruber – Silent Night
Pachelbel – First Noel / Canon
Mercury – Bethlehemian Rhapsody
Handel – Excerpts from Messiah


November 2012. Twilight Zone, A Night at the Movies

First concert conducted by David LeGuen
Williams, arr Burden – Star Wars
Brahms – Hungarian Dance No. 5
Strauss – Emperor Waltz
Handel, arr Rosenman – Theme from Barry Lyndon
Shostakovich – Romance, Soloist Trevor Holton
Horner, arr Moss – Titanic
Mussorgsky, arr Stone – Great Gate of Kiev
Williams, arr Story – Harry Potter
Strauss – Radetsky March
Offenbach – Can Can
Bernstein, arr Mason – West Side Story
Bizet – Habanera
Williams – Raiders March


August 2012. An Afternoon At The Proms. 45th Anniversary of FMS.
Mylinda Joyce, soprano. Lynlee Williams, Alto. Peter Mander, tenor. Jerzy Kozlowski, baritone.

Rossini – Tancredi Overture. Guest Orchestra Leader Margaret Conyers.
Grainger – Country Gardens
Gershwin – Fascinating Rhythms
Traditional Zulu & Xhora – Senzenina
Traditional arranged S.Curry – Down the River to Pray
Ellington, arranged Huff – It Don’t Mean A Thing
Fanshawe – African Sanctus
Bizet – L’Arlesienne Suite No. 1
Parry – Jerusalem
Beethoven – Symphony No. 9, 4th Movement
Elgar – Pomp & Circumstance


May 2012. Mozart Requiem
Guest artists: Belinda Dalton, soprano. Lynlee Williams, Alto. Peter Mander, tenor. Jerzy Kozlowski, baritone.

Mozart: Marriage of Figaro Overture
Mozart: Symphony No. 35
Mozart: Requiem


March 2012. Concerto Favourites.
Guest artists: Elisha Oliver, flute. Allan Tao, cello. Shuko Hirose, piano.

Mozart: Flute concerto no. 1 in G major K313 1st movement.
Fairlie: A loss of something ever felt I, Elisha Oliver, flute.
Elgar: Cello concerto opus 85, Allan Tao, cello.
Grieg: Piano concerto in A minor opus 16 3rd movement, Shuko Hirose, piano


March 2012. George Dreyfus Symphony 3.

Featuring some members of the Frankston Symphony Orchestra.
A selection of past and present works by George Dreyfus, including the world premiere of his Symphony 3.

2011


December 2011. Christmas Concert.

Puddy: Gloria in Excelsis Deo
Berlioz: The Shepherd’s Farewell, from “L’Enfance Du Christ”, op 25
Britten: Selection from “A Ceremony Of Carols”
Mohr/Gruber: Silent Night (with audience)
Adam, Clappeau, arr S DeFord: O Holy Night
Mendelssohn (ed. K Fleet): There Shall a Star
JS Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No 4. Performed by Mornington Bach Orchestra, featuring Ryan Williams and Elita Frazer on recorder.
Trad. arr G Young/T Buchanan. Additional words & music D. Paich & J. Porcard: Twelve Days of Christmas
J Brahms: Wie lieblich sind. 4th movement of “Ein Deutsche Requiem”
Kirkpatrick, arr D. Willcocks: Away In A Manger
Trad. Arr Sir J. Stainer: The First Nowell
Lauridsen: O Magnum Mysterium
Handel: Hallelujah Chorus. From “Messiah”


November 2011. Twilight Zone, A Night at the Movies.

Vangelis. Arr Bob Lowden, adapted for orch by Brendan Elliget: Chariots of Fire
Shaw, arr Douglas E Wagner: Lord of the Rings, The Two Towers
Dvorak: Largo, from Symphony No 9 “To the New World”
Courage, McCarthy, Chattaway & Goldsmith, arr Calvin Custer: Star Trek
John Kander & Fred Ebb, arr Victor Lopez: Chicago
Joplin, arr Royse: The Entertainer
Rodgers & Hammerstein, arr Moss: Salute to Rodgers & Hammerstein
Henson, Williams & Asher, arr Chase: The Muppet Medley
Casey & Jacobs, arr Custer: Grease
Mancini, Mercer arr Moss: Moon River
Bart, arr Reed: Oliver


September 2011. An Afternoon at the Proms
Soloist: Tom Buchanan

Beethoven: Symphony No 3 “Eroica”, 1st movement
Mozart: Symphony No 40, 2nd movement
Dvorak: Symphony No 9 “New World”, 4th movement
Anderson: Concerto in C, Australian premiere. Soloist: Tom Buchanan
Schonberg, arr Lojeski: Medley from Les Miserables, conductor Tom Buchanan, pianist April Voight
Grainger: Children’s March
Hanmer: Blue Hills Rhapsody
Grainger: Shepherd’s Hey
Hubert, Parry: Jerusalem


May 2011. A Festival of Brahms
Soprano – Felicity Baldock. Baritone – Jerry Kozlowski

Brahms: Academic Festival Overture
Brahms: Ein Deutsche Requiem


March 2011: Peter and the Wolf
Narrated by Don Jones

Herbert: Babes In Toyland
Strauss: Excerpt from “Beautiful Danube”
Anderson: The Syncopated Clock
Prokofiev: Peter & The Wolf, narrated by Don Jones
Rossini: Excerpt from William Tell overture

2010


December 2010. Christmas Concert
Pianist – April Voight

Adam/Clappeau, arr S De Ford: O Holy Night
Pearsall, arr Westbrook: In Dulci Jubilo
Vivaldi: Gloria in Excelsis Deo, from “Gloria”
Vivaldi: Concerto No 10 in B minor for four violins
Kirkpatrick, arr Willcocks: Away In A Manger
Trad: Deck The Halls
Saint-Saens: Tollitte Hostias
Trad, arr Young/Buchanan. Additional words & music Paich and Porcard: Twelve Days of Christmas
Mendelssohn, ed Fleet: There Shall A Star Mozart, ed Rutter: Ave Verum Corpus
Lauridsen: O Magnum Mysterium
Trad, arr Jaques: The Holly and the Ivy
Mohr/Gruber: Silent Night
Handel: Joy To The World
Handel: Hallelujah Chorus, from “Messiah”


November 2010. Twilight Zone. Music from the Movies.

Whiting, Hupfield, Bonfa. arr Strommen: Salute To Hollywood
Beethoven: Symphony No 7, 2nd movement
Zimmer, arr Wasson: Gladiator
Silvestri: Forrest Gump Suite
Barber: Adagio for Strings
Rodgers: Oklahoma
David, Hoffman, Livingston: Cinderella
Handel: Largo
Norman, arr Cerulli: James Bond Theme
Wright & Forrest: Kismet Horner, arr Moss: Apollo 13
Rodgers, arr Bennett: Sound of Music


August 2010. An Afternoon at the Proms.
Guest artists: Janelle School of Dance.
Edward Antonov – Balalaika.
Korsakov, arr Dacko: Russian Easter Festival Overture
Bortniansky: Concerto No 32
Tchaikovsky: Excerpts from Sleeping Beauty. Featuring Janelle School of Dance
Gliere, arr J Hoffman: Russian Sailor’s Dance, from The Red Poppy
Budashkin, arr Holton and Anderson: Concert variations on Russian songs. Featuring Edward Antonov – Balalaika
Tchaikovsky, arr Schmid: Waltz from Sleeping Beauty. Featuring Janelle School of Dance.
Elgar: Pomp & Circumstance no 4
Grainger, arr Martin: Greensleeves
Welsh folk song, arr Elliget: Ar hyd y nos (All through the night)
Grainger: Molly On The Shore
Scottish folk song, arr Toller: Loch Lomond
Grainger, arr Martin: Irish tune from County Derry (Danny Boy)
Parry: Jerusalem


May 2010. Glorious Music
Soprano – Siobahn Stagg. Alto – Max Riebl

Beethoven: Egmont overture
Faure: Cantique de Jean Racine
Caccini: Amarilli, mia bella. Soloist Max Riebl, accompanied by Tom Buchanan
Oldroyd: Jhesu Christ, Saint Mary’s sone. Accompanied by Teresa Lau
Purcell: Dido’s lament. From Dido & Aeneas. Soloist – Siobahn Stagg
Haydn: The Heavens are telling. From Creation
Holst: Fantasia on the Dargason, from 2nd suite in F
Monteverdi: Pur ti mio duet. With Max Riebl and Siobahn Stagg. Accompanied by Tom Buchanan


March 2010. Orchestral Favourites
Guest artists: Madeline Roycroft – Oboe. Ben Spiers – Violin. Matthew Witney – Violin

Strauss: Gypsy Baron Overture
Cimarosa: Oboe concerto, movements 1 & 2. Soloist Madeline Roycroft
JS Bach, arr Daehn: Fugue in B flat major
Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto in E minor, 1st movement. Soloist Ben Spiers
Schubert: Unfinished Symphony
Saint-Saens: Violin Concerto in B minor. Soloist Matthew Witney