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Alina Orchestra 22-23 Season

Alina Orchestra is delighted to announce a new series of concerts for our 2022/23 season.

Dvorak: Stabat Mater

7.30pm, Saturday 18 March 2023: St Mary’s Parish Church, Woburn

Alina Orchestra is delighted to join forces with Danesborough Chorus under the baton of conductor, Ian Smith, to perform Dvorak’s Stabat Mater – an immense work born out of family tragedy and written in ten movements for four soloists, choir and orchestra.

Elizabeth Bottone, soprano

Lauren Easton, mezzo-soprano

Justin Lavender, tenor

Jonathan Gunthorpe, bass

Tickets: £20, £15, £10 (under 18’s £5)

For more details and booking information, click here

Celebrate! Music for the Coronation

7.30pm, 5 May 2023.  Church of St Peter and St Paul Newport Pagnell, MK16 8AR

Alina Orchestra has created a very special concert to honour the coronation of HRH King Charles III and Her Majesty The Queen Consort (which takes place on Saturday 6 May 2023).

Join us on 5 May 2023 for a Coronation Concert that kickstarts a weekend of National Rejoicing.

The orchestra is joined by Polymnia Chamber Choir and soprano, Jessica Wise, as we perform favourites such as Zadok the Priest,  The Arrival of the Queen of Sheba, Handel’s Water Music and works by Elgar, Walton and Mozart in an event which is packed full of celebration for the local community for this historic occasion

Alina Orchestra 

Hilary Davan Wetton, Musical Director

Jessica Wise, Soprano

Tim Hawes, Trumpet

Polymnia Chamber Choir

 Tickets: £22.50 (concessions available) 

Click HERE to book your tickets for this special event

Puccini: Messa di Gloria

7.30pm, Saturday 24 June 2023, St Mary’s Parish Church, Woburn

  • Alina Orchestra
  • Danesborough Chorus
  • Ian Smith, Conductor

Details coming soon

Golden Strings

8.00pm, Sunday 29 October 2023, The Stables Theatre

Elgar                         Introduction & Allegro
Shostakovich     Concerto no.1 in C minor for Piano, Trumpet and Strings, Op.35
Holst                        St Paul’s Suite 
Tchaikovsky        Serenade for Strings, Op.48

Join Alina Orchestra as they present their first concert at The Stables, featuring a celebration of some fantastic works for string orchestra by some of the most popular, well known composers. Musical Director Hilary Davan Wetton will be leading the orchestra through works by Elgar, Holst and Tchaikovsky. 

The evening will feature pianist, (TBC) and Alina Orchestra’s Principal Trumpet, Tim Hawes, in a performance of Shostakovich’s light-hearted and much-loved Concerto, written for the unusual combination of Trumpet, Piano and Strings, a piece full of  excitement, energy and moments of virtuosic skill. 

To book tickets, click HERE

Alina is committed to performing high quality concerts that introduce the audience to classical music in an accessible and inclusive way.

Here is a list of our past concerts from 21/22 & 22-23.

Mozart, Bizet and a  Guitar Concerto

7.30 pm, Friday 10 March 2023: The Venue MK, Milton Keynes

Guitarist, Hugh Millington joins the orchestra to perform the famous Concierto de Aranjuez guitar concerto by Joaquin Rodrigo. The Programme includes Mozart’s Symphony No.25,  and Bizet’s Symphony in C– both of which were written by the composers when they were just 17 years old!

  • Rodrigo: Concierto de Aranjuez
  • Mozart: Symphony no.25, K.183, G minor
  • Bizet: Symphony in C 

Hilary Davan Wetton, Musical Director

Hugh Millington, Guitar

Tickets: £22.50 (Students £5)

To book tickets, click HERE


7.30pm, 4 March, Shenley Brook End School Auditorium

ALINA ORCHESTRA is delighted to announce a project that celebrates women in Milton Keynes.

I AM WOMAN is an event that celebrates women from the local community of Milton Keynes. It takes place close to International Women’s Day, (8 March 2023) and celebrates the diversity of women across the city whilst honouring their cultural achievements. The event features a number of performances from local musicians, both amateur and professional, with the culmination of the event being a mass performance by all musicians of the title song ‘I Am Woman’.

Featured in this project were:

  • Milton Keynes Women’s Choir
  • Junction 14 Choir
  • Songbirds
  • The Alina Orchestra String Quartet
  • Anna Sideris (soprano)
  • Ellen Zeng (violin)
  • Asma Mousta (Arabic singer and poet) 

Mozart, Bizet and a Guitar

Wind Serenade

7.30 pm, Saturday 25 February 2023: The Radcliffe Centre, The University of Buckingham

Musical Director, Hilary Davan Wetton leads us through a programme that celebrates the woodwind section of the orchestra with some incredible music at The University of Buckingham (where Alina is ‘Orchestra is Residence’). Firstly, we have the Wind Serenade in e-flat which was written by Strauss when he was just 17 and is short, sweet and full of beautiful melodies, then we feature the beautiful melodies and luscious harmonies of Dvorak’s Wind Serenade and finally, we feature Serenade no.10 by Mozart. A work which is arguably among that composer’s most beloved works and is, without question, one of the wind band genre’s greatest masterpieces.

  • Strauss : Serenade in E-flat Opus 7
  • Dvorak: Serenade in D-minor, Op. 44, for Winds, Cello and Double Bass
  • Mozart : Serenade no.10 for winds in B-flat ‘Gran Partita’ K361

Alina Christmas Concert

7.00pm , 17 December 2022: St Edward the Confessor Church, Milton Keynes

Kickstart your Christmas celebrations with a concert featuring the brass section of Alina Orchestra and the Christmas Choir of St Edwards! Join us on 17 December for a fantastic evening of Carols, Brass and festive cheer to kickstart your Christmas celebrations!

Concert in support of MIND BLMK

Alina Orchestra Brass
Musical Director Hilary Davan Wetton

Christmas Choir of St Edwards

Tickets: £15 or £30 for a family of 4 (2 parents + 2 children)

To book via Eventbrite, click HERE

Mozart Requiem

7.30 pm, Saturday, 19 November 2022: Stowe School Chapel

Alina Orchestra is delighted to be joining Stowe Group Choral Society and Stowe Chapel Choir under the Baton of Conductor, Craig Greene to perform Mozart’s sublime Requiem. Soloists Emily Brown Gibson (Soprano), Chlöe Pardoe (Alto), Paul Badley (Tenor), and Simon Whitehead (Bass), professional singers of the very highest calibre, will enhance this already exciting performance. The concert additionally features Beethoven’s mighty Piano Concerto No. 4 performed by renowned concert pianist and Stowe Head of Keyboard, Ben Andrew.



7.30 pm, Saturday 1 October 2022: The Venue MK, Milton Keynes.

Alina Orchestra welcomes you to its 2022/23 season with a concert that features ‘Alluring Classics’. From the power and majesty of  Beethoven to Mendelssohn’s ‘Hebrides Overture’ which details his travels to Scotland, we have something for everyone in this season-opening concert! We are delighted to welcome back soloist, Cristian Grajner de Sa who will be performing one of the most popular and beautiful classics, The Lark Ascending.

Tickets: £22.50 (Students £5)

7.30pm, 5 June 2022: Milton Keynes Theatre

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7.30pm, 11 September 2021: The Venue, Walton High, Milton Keynes.

Conductor: Hilary Davan Wetton/ Cristian Grajner de Sa, Violin

Mozart:       Symphony 41 (Jupiter)

7.00pm, 17 December 2021, St Edward the Confessor RC Church, Milton Keynes

‘Christmas Celebration’

In aid of MIND BLMK

‘The Magic of Mozart’

7.30pm, 18 March 2022: The Venue, Walton High, Milton Keynes

Join Alina Orchestra for another evening of beautiful classical music as we feature a fantastic Piano Concerto by Mozart and celebrate the 100th anniversary of one of this country’s most celebrated composers, Malcolm Arnold.

Conductor: Hilary Davan Wetton

Soloist: Craig Greene, Piano

Overture: The Betrayed Lovers Cimarosa

Elegy Op 58 Elgar

Piano Concerto no.17 in G, K.453  Mozart

Sinfonietta 2 Malcolm Arnold

Symphony 5 in B flat Schubert

This concert is supported by HSBC

‘Brass Attack!’

7pm, 30 March Aylesbury Waterside Theatre

We are delighted to announce a very special performance by the Alina Brass players at the second space at Aylesbury Waterside Theatre on 30 March 2022.

Brass Attack! Features the Brass Players of Alina Orchestra and Outreach Leader, Anna Sideris, as we perform a unique, interactive concert, where the audience don’t just watch, they take part!

We’ll play many musical favourites from the world of cinema, classical and beyond – from Pirates of the Caribbean to Tchaikovsky, Star Wars to The Jungle Book and many many more!

and you’ll get to take part too!

Maybe you’ll shake some percussion, clap along, stamp your feet or even conduct the group?!

You’ll only find out if you buy a ticket to this fantastic and unique event!


7.30pm, 9 April 2022: The Radcliffe Centre, University of Buckingham

Join Alina Orchestra for our first concert as ‘Orchestra in Residence’ at The University of Buckingham.

‘Spring Strings’ takes place on 9 April 2022, 7.30pm at The Radcliffe Centre, University of Buckingham and features a celebration of some fantastic music for strings under the guidance of Music Director, Hilary Davan Wetton.

Serenade for Strings Elgar

Eclogue for Piano and Strings (Featuring soloist Craig Greene) Finzi

Holberg Suite Grieg

St Paul’s Suite Holst

Eine Kleine Nachtmusik (Serenade No. 13 for strings in G major)  Mozart

‘MUSIC FOR  A ROYAL OCCASION’7.30 pm, Thursday 2 June, St Edburg’s Church, Bicester

Musical Director: Hilary Davan Wetton

Soprano: Jessica Wise

Join Alina Orchestra, led by Musical Director, Hilary Davan Wetton, as we celebrate Her Majesty The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. ‘Music for a Royal Occasion’ features Handel’s Water Music and other ceremonial pieces by Elgar, Boyce and Walton, featuring soprano, Jessica Wise singing ‘Let the Bright Seraphim’ and Alina’s principal trumpet, Tim Hawes.

Boyce: Symphony no.3
Walton: 2 Pieces from Henry V
Handel: Let the bright Seraphim
Handel: Eternal Source of Light Divine
Handel: Arrival of the Queen of Sheba
Elgar: Introduction and Allegro
Handel: Water Music Suite

‘Amazing Grace’ recorded for the Great Get Together IftaarMonday 29 March, reminded us how powerful and inspiring music can be.

In partnership with Truby’s  Garden Tea Rooms of Milton Keynes to record a new version of ‘Amazing Grace’ for the event on 25 April 2021, which, due to current circumstances, took place via Zoom and Facebook.

Alina musicians Dominic Moore, Suzanne Evans, Louise Hawker and Toby Turton performed (at a distance) with members of the  local community, who recorded verses in English, Hebrew and Arabic to present on 25 April as ‘Songs in different faiths’

Click HERE to listen to ‘Amazing Grace’