Sunderland Symphony Orchestra to raise the roof

Sunderland Symphony Orchestra.
Sunderland Symphony Orchestra.
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Sunderland Symphony Orchestra will be raising the roof to welcome the new season.

The group will be hosting its autumn concert at 7.30pm on Saturday, October 15 at West Park Church in Stockton Road.

Designed to have a wide public appeal, the programme features mostly lighter classical music which will be widely recognised and celebrates the Queen’s 90th birthday.

Orchestral music will include Calling all workers, (Worker’s Playtime) and By the Sleepy Lagoon (Desert Island Discs) by Eric Coates; Overture to The Arcadians by Lionel Monkton and Crown Imperial (Coronation March) by William Walton.

Guest singer will be Teresa Dewhurst who will include Panis Angelicus, I Could Have Danced All Night, Roses of Picardy and We’ll Gather Lilacs in her singing. Teresa is a well-known music teacher and performer in Sunderland. When not teaching, she enjoys writing songs and musicals for young children.

She is also the author of a successful children’s book called Slug!

Also included will be Proms favourites Rule Britannia, Pomp and Circumstance March No. 1 and Jerusalem.

This is the orchestra’s seventeenth concert season and the Mayor of Sunderland, councillor Alan Emerson, will be in attendance.

The orchestra does not have a sponsor at the present time and is actively seeking support from interested parties.

Everyone is welcome to attend the concert at West Park Church, which is next to the Park Lane Interchange and Metro station.

Tickets are £8 and include refreshments.

Under 16 and students can pay £5 and tickets are available on the door.