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Herr Padel

Herr Padel was a native of Christiansfeld, Schleswig, and first came to England at the age of seven years; he received his early training from an uncle, a professor of music in Harrogate. At the age of sixteen he became a student of the Leipsic Conservatoire under Plaidy, Mocheles, Reinecke and Hauptmann. Herr Padel received a special prize for piano-playing, and there, for the first time, he played Schumann’s Concerto in public. In 1865 he settled in London. His uncle at Harrogate, having extended his work as a teacher in York, retired and was succeeded by Herr Drouet, a brilliant pianist and pupil of Mendelssohn. Drouet retired in 1868, and according to a previously made arrangement, the practice in York was transferred to Herr Padel, whose success as a teacher and whose devotion to the cause of classical music have become so well known as to require no further comment.

(From the prospectus, 1913-1914)

Before World War I

The Founding of the Orchestra

The York Symphony Orchestra was founded in 1898 by the then Minster Organist T. Tertius Noble , assisted by local professional musicians, especially the eminent local violinist Editha Knocker , who had studied with the great Joachim in Berlin. The majority of players were, however, amateurs, drawn from the instrumental section of the long established York Musical Society . At first professional assistance was necessary, especially in the woodwind and brass sections, but this became unnecessary as the numbers grew – membership reached 77 by 1906. The first rehearsal was held in June 1898, and the first concert took place on 5th April 1899. It included works by Elgar, German, and Tertius Noble himself. From then until the outbreak of the First World War the orchestra performed two concerts a year.

The ‘best’ Amateur Orchestra in the Country?

Though the standard of the performances at first no doubt left something to be desired, the critics soon remarked on the rapid progress made. The reputation of the orchestra spread, and it soon came to be regarded as one of the best amateur orchestras in the country. The composers Edward German and Samuel Coleridge-Taylor came to conduct the orchestra in performances of their own works in 1903 and 1905, respectively; the latter remarked that he did not consider it to be ‘one of the best’ amateur bands in the country, but rather ‘the best’. Soloists who played with the orchestra included not only local musicians such as Herr Padel , a German-born pianist, and Leila Willoughby , a violinist and pupil of Miss Knocker’s, but also nationally and internationally known musicians such as the pianists Fanny Davies, Alfred Hollins and Leonard Borwick ; the violinists Nora Clench and Michael Zacharewitsch ; and the singer Harry Plunket-Greene .

The Repertoire

After initial caution, the orchestra’s musical repertoire became quite wide, reflecting Tertius Noble’s broad musical tastes and also the orchestra’s growing competence. It included not only the standard classical works – Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert, and Mendelssohn were well represented – but also modern works by Elgar and other contemporary English composers.

Mr. Noble – the Driving Force

Commentators were in no doubt that the driving force behind the orchestra, and the secret of its success, was Tertius Noble himself, with his infectious enthusiasm and energy, and his clear beat. The orchestra was popularly known as ‘Mr. Noble’s Band’. It regarded itself not merely as providing entertainment for the citizens of York, but also as having an educational role, for the players as well as the public.


In spite of its musical success, the orchestra’s financial position was always precarious, and support from York’s citizens was not always forthcoming. The City Council allowed the orchestra use of the Great Hall of the Exhibition Buildings at a reduced rate, on condition that 1000 seats at the back of the hall were made available to the ‘working classes’ at 1d each, but one critic expressed the suspicion that some of those occupying these seats were not bona fide ‘sons of toil’, and could have afforded better seats. Be that as it may, after small profits on the first two concerts, the orchestra consistently made a loss, and had to be supported by donations, though a subscription scheme, started in 1907, made the financial situation a little more secure.

Mr. Noble’s Departure

In 1913, Tertius Noble accepted the position of Organist at St. Thomas’s Church in New York, one of the wealthiest churches in America. His departure left a gap which was difficult to fill, and the post of conductor was taken over – rather reluctantly – by Edward Bairstow , Mr. Noble’s successor as Minster Organist, though some works were conducted by Miss Knocker, her place as leader being assumed by Leila Willoughby on these occasions. However, this arrangement was not altogether satisfactory, and the difficulties were compounded by the orchestra’s rising debts. Nevertheless, the orchestra continued with an ambitious programme of concerts, with the well-known singers Caroline Hatchard and Campbell McInnes as soloists. But further difficulties appeared inevitable when, in July 1914, Miss Knocker announced her resignation, with the intention of returning to Berlin.

The Outbreak of the First World War

The outbreak of the First World War thwarted Miss Knocker’s plan, but it also made further rehearsals and concerts by the orchestra impossible, as all the halls in the city were commandeered by the military authorities. Apart from a joint concert with the York Musical Society in the Minster, in December 1914 – a performance which caused considerable controversy by including Brahms’s German Requiem at a time when the country was at war with Germany – the orchestra was unable to perform again for the duration of the war. In 1915, proposals were drawn up to re-unite the orchestra with the Musical Society, which would take over its debts and assets, but this plan was never put into practice; the York Symphony Orchestra, though dormant, was not yet ready to die.


This page is an index to the biographies and photographs of people associated with the York Symphony Orchestra, and referred to elsewhere in this website, including conductors, leaders and soloists.

Edward Bairstow – Conductor, 1913-1915
David Blake – Conductor 2002-2005
Leonard Borwick – Piano soloist, November 1908
Leslie Bresnen – Conductor, 1995-2002
Sarah Beth Briggs – Piano soloist, December 2000
Sally Burgess – Mezzo-soprano soloist, July 2005
Elinor Carter – Mezzo-soprano soloist, June 2003
Nora Clench – Violin soloist, November 1904
Samuel Coleridge Taylor – Composer; Conductor, March 1905
Kathryn Coombes – Piano soloist, March 2011
Alexandra Dariescu – Piano soloist, June 2008, July 2010, June 2012, November 2012, March 2016
Fanny Davies – Piano soloist, March 1911, November 1912
Joan Elwes – Soprano soloist, February 1926 (photo only)
Paul Feehan – Piano soloist, July 2018
Peter Fisher – Violin soloist, March 2007, March 2009, July 2017
Simon Fox – Cello soloist, December 1996, March 2001
Takane Funatsu – Violin soloist, June 2004
Roger Garland – Violin soloist, November 2004
Edward German – Composer; Conductor, November 1903
John Godfrey – Conductor, 1986-1988 (photo only)
Frederick Grinke – Violin soloist, February 1961, November 1964 (photo only)
Alan Hacker – Clarinet soloist, April 1995; Guest conductor, July 1995
Sir Ernest Hall, O.B.E. – Piano soloist
John Hastie – Guest conductor, June 1986 (photo only)
Caroline Hatchard – Soprano soloist, November 1913
Hazel Henderson – Leader, 1980-1985 (photo only)
Eric Horsley – Long-standing member
Martin Hotton – Conductor, 1980-1986 (photo only)
Alfred Hollins – Piano soloist, November 1906
Grace Huang – Violin soloist, July 2009
Fenella Humphreys – Violin soloist, March 2019
Jane Hyland – Cello solist, Novemebr 2004
Francis Jackson – Conductor, 1947-1980. Piano soloist, 1954-1985 (photo only)
Alasdair Jamieson – Guest conductor, March 2003; Conductor 2005-2015, 2016-18
Claire Jowett – Leader, 1989-present
Editha Knocker – Co-founder. Leader, 1898-1915 (photo only)
Eno Koço – Conductor, 1994-1995
Maggy Lamb – Viola soloist, March 2008
Tim Lowe – Cello soloist, January 2011, March 2014, March 2017
John Mackenzie – Guitar soloist, June 2007
Paul Mann – Conductor, 1989-1993
Shaun Matthew – Tuba soloist June 2015; Conductor, September 2015 ff.
Gina McCormack – Violin soloist, December 2002
J. Campbell McInnes – Baritone soloist, November 1910, March 1914
Monster Ceilidh Band – special guests, March 2018
Laura Moody – Cello Soloist, November 2003
T. Tertius Noble – Founder; Composer; Conductor, 1898-1913
Herr Padel – Piano soloist, December 1900, November 1902, November 1913, January 1924
Josephine Peach – Piano soloist, July 1995, March 1999, March 2006
Melissa Phelps – Cello soloist, March 1981 (photo only)
Harry Plunket Greene – Baritone soloist, March 1908, March 1912
Olivia Ray – Mezzo-soprano soloist, December 2007
Sylvia Rosenberg – Violin soloist, November 1971
Phyllis Sellick – Piano soloist, February 1960 (photo only)
Cyril Smith – Piano soloist, February 1960 (photo only)
Mark Sykes – Horn Soloist, November, 2011
Will Todd – Composer; Conductor, July 2000
Dorin Tuca – Violin Soloist, March 2010
Catherine van de Weyer – Leader, 1985-1988 (photo only)
Edward Venn – Conductor, 2018-date
Frederic Waine – Conductor, 1946-1947. Soloist, 1948-1966 (photo only)
Gemma Webster – Piano soloist, March 2002, March 2004
Faye Williams – Piano soloist, March 2003
Leila Willoughby – Co-conductor, 1913-1915; Violin soloist, March 1908, April 1910, March 1913
Michael Zacherewitsch – Violin soloist, November 1911

Archive 1898-1915

Conductor: T Tertius Noble
Leader: Miss Editha Knocker

1st Concert – Wednesday, 5th April, 1899

Festival Concert Rooms
Mozart – Overture “Nozze di Figaro”
Wagner – Song “O Star of Eve” (Tannhäuser) (Soloist: Mr Dawson)
Bargiel – Adagio (Cello: Mr Jack Groves)
Somervell – Cycle of songs from Tennyson’s “Maud”, Nos.5, 6, 7, 10, 11 (Soloist: Mrs Burrell)
Haydn – Symphony No.2 in D
Noble – Overture “The Wasps”
Benedict – Song “Rage thou angry storm” (Soloist: Mr Dawson)
Elgar – Serenade for strings
Marcello – Sonata in F (Cello: Mr Jack Groves)
White – Songs (Soloist: Mrs Burrell)

  • “A memory”
  • “When the swallows homeward fly”

German – Gypsy Suite (3 movements)

2nd Concert – Wednesday, 21st February, 1900

Festival Concert Rooms
Chopin – Funeral March
Mendelssohn – Introduction and Allegro from Reformation Symphony
Grieg – Andante for strings
Schubert – Allegro moderato from Unfinished Symphony
Mendelssohn – Allegro Maestoso

Sunday, 22nd April, 1900

Military Service

York Minster
The orchestra played:
Chopin – Funeral March
Mendelssohn – Introduction and Allegro from Reformation Symphony
Grieg – Andante for strings
Schubert – Allegro moderato from Unfinished Symphony
Mendelssohn – Allegro Maestoso
and hymns arranged by T Noble

3rd Concert – Thursday, 6th December, 1900

Festival Concert Rooms
Mendelssohn – “Ruy Blas” Overture
Grieg – Suite for strings
Gounod – Song “Salve Dimora” (Soloist: Mr Reginald Crawford)
Schubert – Unfinished Symphony
Handel – Recitative and Aria (Soloist: Mr Reginald Crawford)
Beethoven – “Egmont” Overture
Mozart – Piano Concerto in A (Soloist: Herr Padel)
Purcell – Suite for strings
Pelissier – Song “Awake” (Soloist: Mr Reginald Crawford)
Rossini – Overture “William Tell”

4th Concert – Wednesday, 20th November, 1901

Festival Concert Rooms
Bizet – “L’arlésienne” Suite
Noble – Song “Winter” (Singer: Mrs Burrell)
Bach – Suite for strings
Sullivan – Masque Music
Handel – Songs:

  • “Armida Respietata”,
  • “Lascia ch’io pianga”

Mozart – “Jupiter” Symphony
Goring Thomas – Song “My heart is weary”
Landon Ronald – Suite de ballet

5th Concert – Thursday, 10th April, 1902

Festival Concert Rooms
Sullivan – Masque Music
Weber – Konzertstück (Soloist: Herr Padel)
Noble – Motet “Come O thou traveller” (The Minster Choir)
Mendelssohn – “Hebrides” Overture
Part songs:

  • Parry – “O love they wrong thee much”
  • Rathbone – “Come away sweet love” (The Minster Choir)
  • Bruch – Violin Concerto (Soloist: Mr PV Sharman)
  • Walthew – Part song “Golden Slumbers”

Grieg – Peer Gynt Suite

6th Concert – Thursday, 20th November, 1902

Exhibition Buildings
Schubert – “Rosamunde”
Purcell – Suite for strings
Brahms – Song “Liebestreu” (Singer: The Hon Norah Dawnay)
Mozart – “Figaro”
Tchaikovsky – “Nutcracker” Suite
Wagner – Introduction to Act 3 of “Lohengrin”
Bach – Song “My heart ever faithful” (Singer: The Hon Norah Dawnay)
Rossini – “William Tell”
Stanford (arr) – Irish Airs:

  • “Emer’s farewell to Cucullain”
  • “Battle Hymn”

Meyerbeer – “Coronation” March

7th Concert – Tuesday, 5th May, 1903

Exhibition Buildings
Mackenzie – “Britannia” – A nautical overture
Tchaikovsky – Elegie for strings
Tchaikovsky – Variations sur un Theme Rococo (soloist: Mr Withers)
Mozart – Symphony in G Minor
Smetana – Overture “Die verkaufte Braut”
Cello solos with orchestral accompaniment: (soloist: Mr Withers)

  • Noble – “The Lament”
  • Popper – “Elfentanz”

Moszkowsky – Two Spanish Dances

8th Concert – Thursday, 26th November, 1903

Exhibition Buildings
Conductors: Edward German and Tertius Noble
Bizet – “L’arlésienne” suite
German – Overture “Richard III”
Songs: (Singer: The Hon Norah Dawnay)

  • Somervell (arr) – “Where be going”
  • Parker – “Come, O come, my life’s delight”

German – Symphonic poem “Hamlet”
German – “Nell Gwyn” Dances
German – Song: “O peaceful England” (Singer: The Hon Norah Dawnay)
Noble – “The Wasps”: Introduction to Acts II & III
German – Dances “Henry VIII”

9th Concert – Tuesday, 3rd May, 1904

Exhibition Buildings
Moskowski – Suite “From Foreign Parts”: Russia, Spain
Coleridge Taylor (arr) – Song “The three ravens” (Singer: Mr Francis Harford)
Mozart – “Prague” Symphony
Sterndale Bennett – Song “‘Tis jolly to hunt” (Singer: Mr Francis Harford)
Weber – Overture “Der Freischütz”
Noble – Song “Winter” (Singer: Mr Francis Harford)
Stanford – Irish Rhapsody No.1
Moskowski – Suite: “From foreign parts”: Germany, Hungary

10th Concert – Friday, 4th November, 1904

Exhibition Buildings
Chopin – Marche funèbre (In memory of Gerald Hudson, one of the members)
Brahms – Three Hungarian Dances
Beethoven – Violin Concerto (Solo Violin: Miss Nora Clench)
Tchaikovsky – “Nutcracker” Suite
Violin solos:

  • Richard Strauss – Lento
  • Dvorák – Humoreske

Elgar – March “Pomp and Circumstance”

11th Concert – Tuesday, 7th March, 1905

Exhibition Buildings
Conductors: Samuel Coleridge Taylor and Tertius Noble
Weber – “Oberon”
Coleridge Taylor

  • Orchestral Ballade
  • Song “Beat, Beat Drums” (Singer: Mr J Coleman)

Henschel – Andante from Serenade for Strings
Coleridge Taylor – Overture “Hiawatha”
Wagner – Song “O Star of Eve” (Singer: Mr J Coleman)
Elgar – March “Pomp and Circumstance”
Coleridge Taylor

  • Song “Shoshones’ Adieu”
  • March “Ethiopia Saluting the Colours”

Tuesday, 10th October, 1905

Grand Concert Recital by Canon Fleming in aid of York Training Home for Girls

Exhibition Buildings
Weber – Overture “Der Freischütz”
German – “Nell Gwyn” Dances
Elgar – Serenade for strings
Brahms – 2 Hungarian Dances
Moskowski – “From foreign parts”: Russia, Spain
Meyerbeer – “Coronation” March

12th Concert – Thursday, 23rd November, 1905

Exhibition Buildings
Weber – Overture “Oberon”

  • Goss – “O Thou whose beams”
  • Rogers – “Break, Break, Break!” (Male Voice Choir)

Beethoven – Symphony No.7 in A

  • Hiles – “Hushed in Death”
  • Walmisley – “Music all powerful” (Male Voice Choir)

Schubert – Ballet Music “Rosamunde”
Wesley – Song “I wish to tune my quivering lyre” (Male Voice Choir)
Bach – Brandenburg concerto for strings
Sullivan – Song “The long day closes” (Male Voice Choir)
Brahms – 2 Hungarian Dances

13th Concert – Monday, 19th February, 1906

Exhibition Buildings
Noble – Suite for orchestra
Weber – Song “Softly sighs” (Singer: Miss Ethel Lister)
Mozart – Symphony in G minor
Wagner – “Lohengrin”: Introduction to Act III
Gounod – Song “The Jewel song” (Singer: Miss Ethel Lister)
Noble – Solemn Prelude
Ambroise Thomas – Song “I am Titania” (Singer: Miss Ethel Lister)
Luigini – Ballet Egyptian

Tuesday, 9th October, 1906

Recital by Canon Fleming, assisted by the YSO, in aid of York County Hospital

Exhibition Buildings
Orchestral Contributions:
Mendelssohn – “Hebrides” Overture
German – “Henry VIII” Dances
Luigini – Ballet Egyptian
Noble – Suite for orchestra
Schubert – Ballet Music “Rosamunde”
Elgar – “Imperial” March

Wednesday, 28th November, 1906

Concert in aid of Barnardos

Exhibition Buildings
German – “Nell Gwyn” Suite
Gretrz – Song “La tauvette avec ses petits” (Singer: Miss Betty Booker)
Sullivan – Masque Music
Schumann – Piano Concerto in A Minor (Soloist: Mr Alfred Hollins)
Mozart – “Figaro” Overture
Songs: (Singer: Miss Betty Booker)

  • Royds – “Lookin’ back”
  • Walker – “Bluebells from the clearings”
  • Walker – “The wind on the wold”

Tchaikovsky – “Nutcracker” Suite
Piano solos: (Soloist: Mr Alfred Hollins)

  • Chopin – Berceuse
  • Moskowski – Tarantelle

Elgar – “Pomp and Circumstance” March

14th Concert – Monday, 11th February, 1907

Exhibition Buildings
Mendelssohn – Overture “Ruy Blas”
Bruch – Violin Concerto (Soloist: Mr John Dunn)
Mozart – Piano Concerto in E flat (Soloist: Miss Caroline Bigge)
Violin solos: (Soloist: Mr John Dunn)

  • Dunn – “Berceuse”
  • Elgar – “La capricieuse”

Purcell – Suite for strings
Moskowski – Spanish Dances 1 & 2

15th Concert – Monday, 18th November, 1907

Exhibition Buildings
Mozart – “Figaro” Overture
Handel – Song “Guardian Angels” (Singer: Miss Mabel Dalby)
Beethoven – “Eroica” Symphony
Elgar – “Cockaigne” overture
Songs: (Singer: Miss Mabel Dalby)

  • Wagner – Senta’s Ballad
  • Bach – Aria
  • Mozart – Minuet
  • Brahms – “Die Mainacht”
  • Holst – “The Moon in Merry June”
  • German – “Nell Gwyn” Suite

16th Concert – Monday, 2nd March, 1908

Festival Concert Rooms
Sibelius – “Finlandia”
Mozart – Violin Concerto in D (Soloist: Miss Leila Willoughby)
Wood – Song “Ethiopia saluting the colours” (Soloist: Mr Plunket Greene)
Noble – Three pieces for violin and orchestra (Soloist: Miss Leila Willoughby)
Songs: (Soloist: Mr Plunket Greene)

  • Stanford – Five songs of the sea
  • Bach – Aria
  • Somervell (arr) – “The gentle maiden”
  • Stanford (arr) – “Trottin’ to the fair”

Stanford – Irish Rhapsody No.1

17th Concert – Monday, 9th November, 1908

Festival Concert Rooms
Moskowski – Orchestral Suite “From foreign parts”: 1.Spain, 2.Russia
Saint-Saëns – Piano Concerto in G Minor (Soloist: Mr Leonard Borwick)
Weber – Overture “Der Freischütz”
Grieg – Holberg Suite for strings
Piano solos: (Soloist: Mr Leonard Borwick)

  • Bach – Organ fugue in G minor
  • Scarlatti – Three pieces

Rossini – “William Tell” Overture

18th Concert – Monday, 15th March, 1909

Mendelssohn Centenary Concert

Festival Concert Rooms
Mozart – “Figaro” Overture

  • Violin Concerto (Soloist: Mr PV Sharman)
  • Italian Symphony

Haynes – “Idyll” (Violin solo with orchestra; soloist: Mr PV Sharman)

  • “Berceuse”
  • “Prelude”

Mendelssohn – “Hebrides” Overture

19th Concert – Tuesday, 30th November, 1909

Exhibition Buildings
Nicolai – Overture “Merry Wives of Windsor”
Weber – Song: “Softly sighs” (Singer: Miss Ethel Lister)
Schubert – Unfinished symphony
Jaernefelt – “Berceuse”, “Prelude”
Meyerbeer – Song: “Roberto toi que j’aime” (Singer: Miss Ethel Lister)
Elgar – “Wand of Youth” Suite
Wagner – Song “Elizabeth’s greeting” (Singer: Miss Ethel Lister)
Mendelssohn – “Hebrides” Overture

20th Concert – Thursday, 14th April, 1910

Exhibition Buildings
Haydn – Symphony in D
Handel – Concerto (Soloists: Miss Knocker, Miss Willoughby, Mr Groves, Miss Ethel Page)
Chopin – Piano solo “Scherzo” op.31 (Soloist: Miss Ethel Page)
Sarasate – Violin solo (Soloist: Miss Willoughby)
Sibelius – Valse triste
Bach – Concerto for piano and string orchestra (Soloist: Miss Ethel Page)
Beethoven – Overture “Egmont”

21st Concert – Monday, 28th November, 1910

Exhibition Buildings?
Beethoven – “Prometheus” Overture
German – “Welsh Rhapsody”
Handel – Aria “Honour and Arms”
Tchaikovsky – “Nutcracker” Suite
Songs: (Singer: Mr Campbell McInnes)

  • Purcell – “An evening hymn”
  • Peel – “Requiem”
  • Peel – “In Youth is Pleasure”

Coleridge Taylor – Ballade in A Minor

22nd Concert – Monday, 20th March, 1911

Exhibition Buildings
Nicolai – Overture “The Merry Wives of Windsor”
Noble – Gavotte and March from a suite
Mendelssohn – Piano Concerto No.1 in G minor (Soloist: Miss Fanny Davies)
Sinigaglia – Danse Piemontese No.2

  • “Berceuse”
  • “Praeludium”

Piano solos: (Soloist: Miss Fanny Davies)

  • Schumann – Romance in B flat minor
  • Chopin – Nocturne in B op.9
  • Sgambati – Toccata

Haydn – Farewell” Symphony

23rd Concert – Monday, 6th November, 1911

Exhibition Buildings
Mozart – Overture “The Magic Flute”
Tchaikovsky – Violin Concerto in D (Soloist: M Zacharewitsch)
Kotchetoff – “A la balalaika”
Elgar – “Wand of Youth” Suite
Violin solos: (Soloist: M Zacharewitsch)

  • Schubert – “Ave Maria”
  • Cardmen – “Danse”
  • Zacharewitsch – “Imagination”

Luigini – Egyptian Ballet

24th Concert – Monday, 11th March, 1912

Exhibition Buildings
Weber – “Euryanthe” Overture
Stanford – Songs of the Fleet (Singer: Mr H Plunket Greene)
Matheson – Aria for string orchestra
Sibelius – Valse Triste
Beethoven – Symphony No.5
Songs: (Singer: Mr H Plunket Greene)

  • Wood – “Ethiopia saluting the colours”
  • Somervell (arr) – “The gentle maiden”
  • Stanford – “Trottin’ to the fair”

Elgar – Imperial March op.32

25th Concert – Monday, 4th November, 1912

Exhibition Buildings
Mendelssohn – Overture “Ruy Blas”
Handel – Larghetto and Gavotte for string orchestra
Beethoven – Piano Concerto in G op.58 (Soloist: Miss Fanny Davies)
Wagner – Overture “Die Meistersinger”
Piano solos: (Soloist: Miss Fanny Davies)

  • Mendelssohn – Scherzo a capriccio, Lied ohne Worte
  • Debussy – Toccata in C sharp minor

Bizet – “L’arlésienne” Suite

26th Concert – Wednesday, 26th March, 1913

Tertius Noble‘s last concert

Exhibition Buildings
Beethoven – “Coriolan” Overture
Wieniawski – Violin Concerto No.2 (Solo violin: Miss Leila Willoughby)
Grainger – “Mock Morris” for strings
Balfour Gardiner – “Shepherd Fennel’s Dance”
Mozart – Symphony in G minor
Bruch – Romance for Violin and Orchestra (Solo violin: Miss Leila Willoughby)
Noble – March (from Orchestral Suite)

Conductors: Edward C Bairstow and Miss EG Knocker
Leaders: Miss EG Knocker and Miss Leila Willoughby

27th Concert – Wednesday, 26th November, 1913

Exhibition Buildings
Cherubini – Overture “Anacreon”
Verdi – Scena and Cavatina from “Ernani” (Singer: Miss Caroline Hatchard)
Schumann – Piano Concerto in A minor (Soloist: Herr Padel)
Grieg – “Peer Gynt” Suite
Heckscher – Suite “Dances of the Pyrenees”
Phillips – Songs: (Singer: Miss Caroline Hatchard)

  • “In the deep silence of the night”
  • “The Enchanted Forest”
  • “My Dreamland Rose”
  • “I dreamt that I was the wind”

Berlioz – Marche Hongroise from “Faust”

28th Concert – Monday, 16th March, 1914

Exhibition Buildings
Smetana – Overture “The Bartered Bride”
Handel – Aria “Si tra i ceppi” (“Berenice”) (Singer: Mr Campbell McInnes)
Beethoven – Symphony No.2 in D
Sibelius – Romance in C
Kotchetoff – A la Balalaika
Songs: (Singer: Mr Campbell McInnes)
Vaughan Williams – “Silent Noon”
Hahn – “D’une prison”
Brahms – “Von ewiger Liebe”
Dvorák – Slavonic Dances

Tuesday, 15th December, 1914

War Memorial Service

York Minster
Conductor: Dr E Bairstow
Chorus: York Musical Society
Schubert – Unfinished Symphony
Brahms – “German Requiem”

First World War