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Past Events

Saturday 17 June, 2017, 7:30pm - Saffron Hall, Saffron Walden

Sibelius - Lemminkainen's Return

Beethoven - Emperor Concerto

Tubin - Symphony No.3

 Saturday 22nd April 2017, 7:30pm - Saffron Hall, Saffron Walden

Vaughan Williams - Norfolk Rhapsody No.1

Elgar – Sospiri

Moeran - Lonely Waters

Delius - Walk to the Paradise Garden

Elgar - "Enigma" Variations

Sunday 26th February 2017, 3:00pm - Saffron Hall, Saffron Walden

Wagner - Entry of the Gods into Valhalla

Chopin - Piano Concerto No.1 - soloist Sam Haywood

Sibelius - Symphony No.1

Sunday 27th November 2016, 3:00pm - Saffron Hall, Saffron Walden

Joanna Ive - Evolutionary Notes - narrator Frank Burnet 

Holst - The Planets

Sunday September 25, 2016, 3pm - Saffron Hall, Saffron Walden

Words in Walden Festival, Children's concert - 'Once Upon a Tune', narrated by James Mayhew

Saturday June 18, 2016, 7:30pm - Saffron Hall, Saffron Walden

Saint-Saens – Bacchanale
Beethoven – Triple Concerto - Alex Redington, John Myerscough, Siu-Chui Li
Martinu – Symphony No.3

Saturday April 23, 2016, 7:30pm - Saffron Hall, Saffron Walden

Beethoven - Coriolan Overture
Mendelssohn - Violin Concerto - Soloist Yume Fujise
Beethoven - Symphony No.3 "Eroica"

Sunday February 7, 2016, 3pm - Saffron Hall, Saffron Walden

A selection of film music such as: Apollo 13, Raiders of the Lost Ark, James Bond, Shawshank Redemption, Da Vinci Code, Predator, etc.

Sunday November 29, 2015, 3pm - Saffron Hall, Saffron Walden

Borodin - Polovtsian Dances
Rachmaninov - Piano Concerto No.2. - Soloist Sam Haywood
Tchaikovsky - Symphony No.6

Sunday October 18, 2015, 3pm - Saffron Hall, Saffron Walden

Words in Walden Festival - Children's concert, narrated by James Mayhew

Mussorgsky - Pictures at an Exhibition

Sunday June 27, 2015 at 7.30pm - Saffron Hall, Saffron Walden

Dvorak - Carnival Overture
Greig - Piano Concerto - Soloist Jill Morton

Saturday May 2, 2015, 7:30pm - Mayor's Charity Gala Concert, in aid of St. John Ambulance - Saffron Hall, Saffron Walden

Well-loved pieces from Die Fledermaus, Rusalka, Rigoletto, Madame Butterfly, Don Giovanni and Carmen, as well as music theatre and jazz favourites.

Saturday April 18, 2015, 7:30pm - Saffron Hall, Saffron Walden 

Elgar - Violin concerto - soloist Alex Redington
Dvorak - Symphony No. 8

Sunday February 8, 2015 at 3:00pm - Saffron Hall, Saffron Walden

Film Music, including selection from:

E.T., Pirates of the Caribbean, Dr Zhivago, Gone with the Wind, Harry Potter, Skyfall, Gladiator, James Bond, The Mission, El Cid, Exodus.

Saturday November 22, 2014 at 7.30pm - Saffron Hall, Saffron Walden

Brahms - Academic Festival Overture
Panufnik - Sinfonia Sacra
Shostakovich - Symphony No. 5

Saturday October 19, 2014 at 3pm - Saffron Hall, Saffron Walden

-  Saffron Literary Festival 'Words in Walden' family concert with local artist and narrator James Mayhew.


See the short video clip by HNE Media on YouTube, and James' review of the concert here.

Saturday June 7, 2014 at 7.30pm - Saffron Hall, Saffron Walden

Wagner – ‘Flying Dutchman’ Overture
Dvořak -
 Cello Concerto - soloist  John Myerscough
Tchaikovsky - Symphony No.5

Saturday April 5, 2014 at 7.30pm - Rhodes Arts Complex, Bishop's Stortford

Tchaikovsky - Francesca da Rimini
Tchaikovsky - Capriccio Italienne
Mendelssohn - Symphony No. 4 “Italian”
Verdi - Sicilian Vespers

Saturday February 8, 2014 at 7.30pm - Saffron Hall, Saffron Walden

Stravinsky  - Symphony in C
Liszt  - Piano Concerto No.1 - soloist George Harliono
Brahms - Symphony No.2

 Saffron Hall Open Day, Sunday December 1, 2013 at 12pm and 4.30pm

Celebrating the opening of Saffron Hall, with Saffron Walden Choral Society and Granta Chorale

Mozart - Overture, "The Magic Flute"
Handel - Zadok the Priest
Mozart - Dies Irae from the Requiem
Faure - 
Pavane (Faure) Rutter - 
New Year Carol
Parry - Jerusalem

Sunday October 20, 2013  - 'Spooky Tunes', Friends School, Saffron Walden

Illustrator / Narrator - James Mayhew

Danse Macabre (Saint-Saëns)
Swan of Tuonela (Sibelius)
Baba Yaga (Liadov)
Night on a Bare Mountain (Mussorgsky)
Sorcerer's Apprentice (Dukas)

Saturday June 8, 2013 - Town Hall, Saffron Walden

Violin: Alex Redington

Overture "Force of Destiny" (Verdi)
Violin Concerto (Britten)
Symphony No.6 (Dvořák)

Saturday April 27, 2013 - Town Hall, Saffron Walden

Cello: Kristiana Ignatjeva

'Tragic' Overture (Brahms)
Cello Concerto (Elgar)
Symphony No.9 (Shostakovich)

Saturday February 9, 2013 - Town Hall, Saffron Walden

Horn - Kate King

Symphony no.8 (Unfinished) (Schubert)
Horn Concerto No.4 (Mozart)
Symphony No.5 (Vaughan Williams)

Sunday October 14, 2012 - Friends School, Saffron Walden

Illustrator / Narrator - James Mayhew

Carnival of the Animals (excerpts) (Saint-Saëns)
Carnival of the Animals (excerpts) (Arnold)
Overture to The Thieving Magpie (Rossini)
The Wand of Youth (excerpts) (Elgar)
Overture to Die Fledermaus (Strauss)

Saturday June 30, 2012 - Town Hall, Saffron Walden

Piano: Stephen Smithers

Overture "Ruy Blas" (Mendelssohn)
Piano Concerto No.2 (Shostakovich)
Symphony No.1 (Brahms)

Saturday April 28, 2012 - St. Mary's Church, Saffron Walden

Organ: Bryn Jones

Overture "Der Freischütz" (Weber)
Organ Concerto (Poulenc)
Symphony No.3 (Bruckner)

 Saturday February 4, 2012 - St. Mary's Church, Saffron Walden

Baritone: James Priest

Sinfonietta (Rudland)
Songs from "A Shropshire Lad" (Butterworth)
Egdon Heath (Holst)
A London Symphony (Vaughan Williams)

Sunday October 16, 2011 - Friends School, Saffron Walden

Illustrator / Narrator: James Mayhew

Programme including:

Peter and the Wolf (Prokofiev)
Excerpts from Swan Lake (Tchaikovsky)
Rebecca (Patterson)
Jeux d'Enfants (Bizet)

Saturday June 26, 2010 - Town Hall, Saffron Walden

Clarinet: Sarah Whitworth

Overture "The Bartered Bride" (Smetana)
Clarinet Concerto (Mozart)
Symphony No.7 (Dvorak)

Saturday March 27, 2010 - Town Hall, Saffron Walden

Overture "The Barber of Seville" (Rossini)
Violin Concerto No.1 (Bruch) - soloist Leonid Plashinov-Johnson
Symphony No.4 (Brahms)

Saturday December 12, 2009 - Friends' School, Saffron Walden

Overture "Hansel and Gretel" (Humperdinck)
Siegfried Idyll (Wagner)
Sleeping Beauty (Tchaikovsky)
The Skaters' Waltz (Waldteufel)
A Christmas Carol Symphony (Hely-Hutchinson)

Saturday October 3, 2009 - St. Mary's Church, Saffron Walden

Mezzo Soprano: Yvonne Howard

Les Preludes (Liszt)
Sea Pictures (Elgar)
Symphony No.6 (Tchaikovsky)