Port Sunlight Orchestra

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Gather in the main hall for these fantastic performance by the Port Sunlight Orchestra - one of Port Sunlight's oldest institutions, which first played in public in 1900.

Each performance will havea= a different theme, as follows

16 October

As well as the centenary of the opening of the Lady Lever Gallery, 2022 is notable in music for being 175 years since the death of Mendelssohn and 150 years since the birth of Ralph Vaughan Williams. The concert will include music by both composers as well as the lighter styles of Richard Rogers (Oklahoma) and Klaus Badelt (Pirates of the Caribbean).

4 December

The Port Sunlight Orchestra was privileged to have played at the opening ceremony of the Lady Lever Gallery by Princess Beatrice on 16 December 1922. Everyone is welcome to come along and listen to this special concert which will include the music from the orchestra's library as played 100 years ago.

Eric Coates, a composer of light music, is sadly too often overlooked, but today we are giving an airing to his Joyous Youth Suite and High Flight March. Included will also be music by Handel and a horn Concertino by Michael Haydn.