The 35-member Providence Chamber Orchestra presents its first concert of the 2014-2015 season at 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 23, at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 355 St. John’s Circle, Phoenixville.
Titled “London for the Holidays,” the program features Franz Joseph Haydn’s Symphony No. 104. Composed in 1794-95, the symphony was one of 6 “London Symphonies” and the last Haydn composed. Also on the program is familiar Christmas and Hanukkah music, including an arrangement of Peter Warlock’s “Bethlehem Down” arranged for strings and Ralph Vaughan Williams’ “Fantasia on Greensleeves.”
The 35-member Providence Chamber Orchestra was founded in 1999 to meet the musical needs and aspirations of its members, a group of talented, amateur musicians from the greater Philadelphia area, all of whom share a common passion for playing music. The group of volunteers rehearses twice monthly and presents an annual winter and spring concert in addition to accompanying the “St. John’s Choir & Friends” performance of major choral repertoire.
There is no admission charge but a freewill offering will be received to support ongoing orchestral performances in Phoenixville. A reception follows the concert.