Previous Concerts

Saturday June 7th 2014, 7:30pm
St John's Church, Keynsham (map)

The programme features the Mendelssohn Violin Concerto, with one of our foremost local soloists Lorna Osbon.
The programme also includes Sullivan’s Overture “In Memoriam”, Schubert’s “Fantasie” and Tchaikovsky’s brilliantly tuneful “Capriccio Italien”. Conductor Richard Jones, Leader Jane smith
Tickets are just £9-00 or £7-00 concessions with accompanied under 16’s free! Tickets are available in advance from St. John’s Parish Office (at the rear of the Church) or online at (booking fee applies)

Saturday March 8th 2014, 7:30pm
St John's Church, Keynsham (map)
  • Ma Vlast : Vltava. - Smetana 
  • Symphony No 8 "The Unfinished" - Schubert
  • Symphony No. 1 in E Minor Op 39 — Sibelius
  • Saturday November 30th 2013, 7:30pm
    St John's Church, Keynsham (map)


  • Overture to the Force of Destiny — Verdi
  • Courtly Dances from Gloriana - Britten 
  • Soirées Musicales — Britten
  • Symphony No.5 in E minor — Tchaikovsky

    Saturday July 6th 2013, 7:30pm
    Keynsham Memorial Park (map) (alternative map)

    Once again, the Orchestra were pleased to be taking part in the annual Keynsham Music Festival. The second half of our concert was the traditional "Last Night of the Proms". In the first half played the following:

    Strauss: Die Fledermaus Overture
    Kander: Chicago
    Tomlinson: Suite of English Folk Tunes
    Strauss: Laughing Song
    Schonberg: Les Miserables
    Bourgeois: Promenade
    Benjamin: Jamaican Rumba
    Badelt: Pirates of the Caribbean.

    In the second half, as well as the usual last night of the proms music we played The Dam Busters theme by Eric Coates, Roses of Picardy by Weatherly and Wood and the March from A Little Suite, by Duncan.

    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