Simon Ferris and Max Barley (directors)
Thames Youth Orchestra has become one of the most highly regarded youth orchestras the UK, with a challenging, adventurous approach to programming. Here they present a seasonal programme of works including Humperdinck’s Overture to Hansel and Gretel, the Sleigh Rides of both Delius and Anderson, excerpts from Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker, and audience carols. Tonight they are joined by the fine Thames Youth Choir in choral works by Poulenc, Warlock and others.
(pre-performance talk 6.45pm)
Tickets on the door £16 (or at a discount via Ticketweb)
(Friends of TYO should also purchase via Ticketweb)
Pre-performance talks (in the form of a discussion) are given before the concerts on 1st November and 20th December by Benjamin Costello, Artistic Director of Thames Concerts, together with some of the artists involved. These last around 20 minutes and serve as a brief introduction to the works being performed, and offer insight into the rehearsal process. Audience refreshments are available from 6.30pm onwards.
How to book
Tickets for all concerts may be purchased in advance from Ticketweb at around a 10% discount.
On-line and by ‘phone: www.ticketweb.co.uk / 08444 771 000.
Tickets are not sent out for events. Audience members should bring email confirmation/I.D. to the event. An individual season ticket gaining substantially discounted admission to all concerts costs just under £65.00.
In person: On the door at each event (full price).
For all concerts admission is free to under-16s and full-time students (subject to availability); identification may be requested but tickets are not required.
St Andrew’s Church is wheelchair accessible and accompanying carers are admitted free (carer tickets not required).
There are 10% discounts on food and drink available to concert attendees on concert days at a number of excellent hostelries close to St Andrew’s Church. Proof of ticket purchase/I.D. should be presented at the following excellent establishments:
Surbiton Flyer 84 Victoria Road, Surbiton, Surrey KT6 4NS
Gordon Bennett! 75 Maple Rd, Surbiton, Surrey KT6 4AG
Excellar 18-20 Brighton Road, Surbiton, Surrey KT6 5PQ
Joy Indian Restaurant 37 Brighton Road, Surbiton KT6 5LR
The information on this site is regularly updated. Those booking tickets are advised to check in advance if there are any changes to the published events.