2 November 2014 - Cadogan Hall, London
This year's concert featured an entirely English programme including a new work "Remember" by Edward Gregson commissioned for the Orchestra by PRS for Music, one of our main sponsors which also included the Southend Boys' and Girls' Choirs.
This is a special year for the English Schools’ Orchestra as we returned to Cadogan Hall for our 20th anniversary concert. This also coincides with the centenary of PRS for Music.
The programme commemorated the start of First World War, another centenary, and included English music written in and around this time. Elgar’s epic First Symphony was the main work and the orchestra was also joined by Magnus Johnston for Vaughan Williams’ ever popular The Lark Ascending. Butterworth’s haunting A Shropshire Lad completed the programme.
The course was held during the half-term week, Wednesday 29th October to Sunday 2nd November at Dame Alice Owen's School, Potters Bar.
- George Butterworth - A Shropshire Lad
- Vaughan Williams - The Lark Ascending with soloist Magnus Johnston
- Edward Gregson - Remember
- Do Not Stand at my Grave and Weep sung by the Southend Boys' and Girls' Choirs directed by Roger Humphrey
- Elgar Symphony No.1 in A-Flat