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Concerts

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 current concerts in 21/22

 

‘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
 

Tickets £12

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‘MUSIC FROM THE ROYAL COURTS’

7.30pm, 4 June 2022: The Radcliffe Centre, University of Buckingham

It is with great regret that, due to circumstances beyond our control, we have been forced to cancel our Alina Brass event on 4 June at The University of Buckingham.  We thank you for your understanding regarding this decision, which has been a very difficult one. ‘Music for a Royal Occasion’  on 2 June in Bicester still goes ahead as planned.

Many thanks, Alina Orchestra

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‘CROWNING GLORY’

7.30pm, 5 June 2022: Milton Keynes Theatre

Bring your Platinum Jubilee weekend celebrations to an exhilarating close with a glorious feast of music drawn from coronations through the ages.

MK Chorale joins with Alina Orchestra, and members of Polymnia, Musica Charity Choir and Oxford Pro Musica Singers to perform an unforgettable evening of music. Enjoy the splendour of Handel’s coronation anthem Zadok the Priest, the emotion of Elgar’s Nimrod, and the rousing spirit of Pomp and Circumstance No 1.

Experience some of the magnificent music heard by the Queen as she was crowned: William Walton’s Coronation Te Deum, and his coronation marches Crown Imperial and Orb & Sceptre, together with Parry’s iconic I was Glad. Music by Bach, Butterworth, Dyson, Mozart and Stanford adds to the programme, and the concert culminates with Parry’s Jerusalem and a new arrangement of the National Anthem

Tickets: £15

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PAST EVENTS

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’

Join the Alina Orchestra Brass Ensemble, Musical Director Hilary Davan Wetton and special guests ‘The Christmas Choir of St Edwards’ for a fantastic evening of Festive Music, Song and Christmas carols for all the family to enjoy in the lead up to Christmas. Please bring a mask!

Tickets: £15 or £30 for a Family of 4

www.ticketsource.co.uk/alina-orchestra

or [email protected]

In aid of MIND BLMK

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‘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

To book tickets, visit Alina Orchestra – The Venue MK

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!


SPRING STRINGS’

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

Tickets are priced at £18 with concessions available.

To book via Eventbrite click HERE

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‘Amazing Grace’ recorded for the Great Get Together Iftaar

Monday 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’