Previous Concerts

Saturday March 9th 2013, 7:30pm
St John's Church, Keynsham (map)

Keynsham Orchestra were once again delighted to join forces with the Choir and Soloists from St John's in a concert that reflected the various aspects of "War and Peace". With Haydn's "Nelson" Mass as its centrepiece, the concert included selections from Faure's Requiem, orchestral works by Beethoven and Sibelius together with John Williams' moving "Hymn to the Fallen" from the film "Saving Private Ryan".

Thursday December 6th 2012 (All day)
Keynsham Memorial Park (map) (alternative map)
Saturday November 24th 2012, 7:30pm
St John's Church, Keynsham (map)

As the year draws to an end that has seen both the Diamond Jubilee and the London Olympics the orchestra presents, in celebration, a selection of 20th Century English music from two of the country's finest composers. The soloist in Elgar's Sea Pictures will be Angharad Watkeys.

Crown Imperial
William Walton
Orb and Sceptre
William Walton
Enigma Variations
Edward Elgar
Sea Pictures
Edward Elgar
Saturday July 7th 2012, 7:30pm
St John's Church, Keynsham (map)

A one-hour children's concert will take place in the church at 2.30pm.

Iron Foundry
Jazz Suite No. 2
1812 Overture

Our autumn concert will take place in St John's church on Saturday 24th November and will feature a programme of English music.

The Spring 2013 concert is likely to place on Saturday March 9th and it will be a joint concert with the choir of St John's. The main work will be Haydn's Nelson Mass.

Saturday February 25th 2012, 7:30pm
St John's Church, Keynsham (map)

The programme is the following:

Ballet music from The Perfect Fool
Cornish Dances
Malcolm Arnold
Double concerto for two violins
Symphony No 9 (From the New World)

The soloists in the concerto were Tina Mehta and Andrew Rees

Saturday November 26th 2011, 7:30pm
St John's Church, Keynsham (map)

Our autumn 2011 concert featured the following music from the United States.

Fanfare for the Common Man
Symphonic Dances from West Side Story
Central Park in the Dark
An American in Paris
Four Dance Episodes from Rodeo
Saturday July 2nd 2011, 7:30pm
Keynsham Memorial Park (map) (alternative map)

The orchestra once again opened proceedings at the Keynsham Music Festival with a "Proms in the Park" concert. The first half of the programme was titled "Magic, Devilish Sorcery and Mystery"! The second half was a traditional "Last Night of the Proms" programme. This was a repeat of a concert that the orchestra gave at Downside School Theatre on the 4th June entitled "Proms and Pimms". It was organised by the local Rotary and Inner Wheel clubs in association with Bristol Water. There were a few differences in the programmes of the two concerts and these are outlined below. The programme was as follows:

Overture from Orpheus in the Underworld
Dance Macabre
Sant Seans
Harry Potter Symphonic Suite
John Williams
Night on a Bare Mountain
London Suite
Eric Coates
The Dambusters March
Eric Coates
Fantasia on British Sea Songs
Arr. Henry Wood
Pomp and Circumstance March No. 1

For the concert at Downside School, the orchestra were joined by Stella Cadente. In the first half, they performed Locus Iste by Bruckner and Ave Maris Stella by Grieg. In the second half, they performed A Nightingale sang in Berkley Square and led the singing in the last three pieces of the programme. For the Keynsham Proms in the Park concert, the orchestra was once again joined by Angharad Watkeys. She performed Dido's Lament from Dido and Aeneas by Purcell and The Vilia Song, from The Merry Widow, by Lehar. Angharad then led the singing in the second half.

Saturday February 19th 2011, 7:30pm
St John's Church, Keynsham (map)

Our spring concert - and a very special one. Keynsham Orchestra and St John's Church Choir are joining forces to present a spectacular evening of music:

Overture: Force of Destiny
"Let all the world in every corner sing"
Vaughan Williams
"I was glad"
Capriccio Italien
Saturday November 27th 2010, 7:30pm
St John's Church, Keynsham (map)

Our autumn concert. The programme will be:

Carnival Overture
Viola Concerto in B flat
Symphony No.5 in E minor
Saturday July 3rd 2010, 8:30pm
Keynsham Memorial Park (map) (alternative map)

A mixture of Spanish music and our traditional Music Festival repertoire combined to make a very pleasant evening in the park.

Barber of Seville overture
Capriccio Espagnol
Spanish Dance (Swan Lake)
Selection from Carmen
Wasps overture
Summer evening on the river
Pomp & Circumstance March No.4
Fantasia on British Sea Songs
Henry Wood

Soloists: Angharad Watkeys (Carmen & Good-bye), Andrew Rees (Good-bye).

Saturday February 13th 2010 (All day)
St John's Church, Keynsham (map)


  • Finlandia — Sibelius
  • Concerto for Flute and Harp (Sue Juggins flute Julia Hammersley harp) — Mozart
  • On the Banks of Green Willow — Butterworth
  • Symphony No.3 ("Organ") — Saint-Saëns