We are committed to producing varied and exciting repertoire for the enjoyment of both our members and audience. We are always keen to involve our members in our choice of programming, with regular polls and suggestions often leading to some of our most popular repertoire. So whether you’d like to play the Game of Thrones theme or plan a space themed concert, we’re always happy to hear about it!
Our recent concerts have included:
Spring 2019 – SWON’s 20th Anniversary concert premiered Vortex, also included Peter & The Wolf, Danse Slave, España Rhapsody & Suite of American Dances
Winter 2018 – a nautical theme, including Fantasy on British Sea Songs, Pirates of the Caribbean, Adagio from Spartacus & Phrygia and Down to the Sea in Ships
Summer 2018 – Space and Beyond, featuring Mars and Jupiter from Holst’s Planets Suite, as well as themes from Doctor Who, Star Trek and Thunderbirds
Spring 2018 – An Adventure Around the Americas, including American civil war suite The Blue and the Gray, music from Duke Ellington, modern tango Danzon No.2 and Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue feat. solo pianist Joseph Havlat
Winter 2017 – Original British Wind Band music, featuring A Malvern Suite (Philip Sparke), Resurgam (Eric Ball), Severn Suite (Elgar) and English Dances (Malcolm Arnold).
Summer 2017 – Magic! Including themes from Aladdin, Howl’s Moving Castle, The Sorcerer’s Apprentice, Harry Potter and Wicked.
Spring 2017 – A Celtic Adventure, featuring highlight’s from Pixar’s 2012 hit ‘Brave’, the classic ‘Asterix and Obelix’ and Irish and Welsh Rhapsodies by Clare Grundman.
Winter 2016 – A varied selection including: Trumpet Concerto by Aritiunian performed by our guest soloist – BBC Young Musician of the Year Brass Finalist Zak Eastop, The Overture to Verdi’s Nabucco, Robert Russell Bennett’s Suite of Old American Dances, Suite Pastorale by Emmanuel Chabrier – the premiere of a new arrangement for concert band by our conductor, Matthew Hardy, and Selections from The Nightmare Before Christmas
Summer 2016 – A musical adventure through Russia, featuring the ‘Finale to Symphony No.5’ and ‘Festive Overture’ by Dimitri Shostakovitc alongside Sergei Prokofiev’s ‘Spartakiade’ and ‘In the Steppes of Central Asia’ by Alexander Borodin.