We give public concerts, usually featuring solos by our students, with regular engagements at St John’s Greenhill, Harrow, in their lunchtime series. Other engagements have included performances at the retirement complex, Whiteley Village near Weybridge; Notting Hill May Fest; St Jude’s Music and Literary Festival; St James’s, Piccadilly; St Sepulchre-without-Newgate and Toynbee Hall; one-day workshops at Lea Barn, Berkshire; outreach activities such as playing on the wards of the National Hospital for Neurodisability, and, for two Christmases, entertaining at the Crisis centres in London. We also collaborate to give joint concerts with other groups, viz. The Lauderdale Suzuki Group, Imperial College Strings Ensemble

In 2008 we participated in ‘Play to the Nation’ on Radio 3 as part of a Making Music/BBC project to highlight the work of amateur orchestras nation-wide and, in 2007, in a Making Music and Notting Hill Housing Trust pilot project on Music and Health.

To learn more about our recent activities, see

ICSE Nonesuch 2018

Concert with the Imperial College Strings Ensemble (March 2018)

Forthcoming concert

Thursday 29th November 2018, 12.30pm St John’s Greenhill, Harrow HA1 2JE

Schostakovich: Piano Concerto No 1
Schostakovich: String Quartet No 1 or 8
Artsybushev, Scriabin, Rimsky-Korsakov, Lyadov, Vītols, Blumenfeld, Ewald, Winkler and Sokolov: Variations on a Russian folk Tune
Conductor: Dan Shilladay 

The most recent concerts have included the following programmes

This Season

Thursday 30th November 2017, 12.30pm St John’s Greenhill, Harrow HA1 2JE
Mozart: Adagio and Fugue
Vivaldi: Winter from The Four Seasons (solo violin: Stephanie Waite)
Sibelius: Romance
Tchaikovsky: Serenade
Conductor: Dan Shilladay 

Sunday 11th March 2018, 6.30pm, Christchurch with St Laurence, Brondesbury, NW6 7BG
Concert with the Lauderdale Suzuki Group (under Alison Apley and Jane Afia)
Antonio Vivaldi: Violin concerto in A minor Op 3 No 6 (1st movement)
Heinrich Biber: Battalia
Edward Elgar: Chanson de Matin
A Thomas: Gavotte from Mignon
Robert Schumann: The Two Grenadiers
C Franck: Panis Angelicus (arranged by Butterworth)
Antonio Vivaldi: Concerto Grosso in D minor for 2 violins Op 3 No 11
Tchaikovsky: Waltz from the Serenade for Strings
John Williams: Schindler’s List
Tony Osborne: Frère Jazzer
Conductor: Robin Wedderburn

Friday 23rd March 2018, 7.30 pm, The Great Hall, Imperial College South Kensington Campus
Concert with the Imperial College String Ensemble
Theme: ‘Chaos and Order’
Jean-Féry Rebel: Le Caos from Les élémens
Heinrich Biber: Battalia
Ludwig van Beethoven: Grosse Fuge Op.133 for String Orchestra
Mozart: Piano Concerto in E flat major K449 (Soloist: Paul Dichtl)
J S Bach: The Art of Fugue, Contrapunctus 1, 2, 9, 12a and 12b
J S Bach: Concerto for Double String Orchestra
Conductor: Dan Shilladay

Thursday 21st June 2018, open rehearsal at 10.45, concert at 13.30, St Michael & All Angels Church, Bedford Park, London W41TT (as a part of the Bedford Park Festival)
Stravinsky: Apollon musagète with dancers from Ballet4Life
– Apollo: Christodoulos Christodoulou
– Calliope: Sonia Bartlett-Cos
– Polyhymnia: Alina Luts
– Terpsichore: Beatrice Ghezzi
Joseph Brackett, Jr.: Simple Gifts arranged by Robin Wedderburn
Conductor: Dan Shilladay


with three short videos on YouTube giving previews of these concerts:

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Saturday 23rd June 2018 at 19.30, St Peter’s Church Acton Green, Southfield Road W4 1BB
J S Bach: Double Violin Concerto in D minor Soloists: Stephanie Waite and Enrico Alvares
W A Mozart: Divertimento in B flat major
Stravinsky: Apollon musagète (with dancers from Ballet4Life)
Conductor: Dan Shilladay

Last Season: 2016-2017

Thursday 1 December 2016 – 12.30pm, St John’s Greenhill, Harrow HA1 2JE
Purcell: Chaconne from ‘The Fairy Queen’
Walton: Two pieces from the Henry V suite
Georg Muffatt: Concerto Grosso no.5 from Armonico Tributo
Clive Jenkins: Majesty
Various Variations on an Elizabethan Theme: Sellinger’s Round
Conductor: Dan Shilladay

Friday 10 March 2017, 7.30pm, The Great Hall, Imperial College South Kensington Campus
This was a joint concert with the Imperial College String Ensemble:
Archangelo Corelli: Concerto Grosso in F Op.6 No.2
Henry Purcell: Chacony in G minor
William Walton: Two pieces from Henry V
Michael Tippett: Concerto for Double String Orchestra
Conductor: Dan Shilladay

Thursday 22nd June 2017, St Michael & All Angels Church, Bedford Park, London W41TT (as a part of the Bedford Park Festival)
Theme: The Four Seasons
Vivaldi: Extracts from The Four Seasons    Solo Violin: Stephanie Waite
Tchaikovsky: Nocturne for Cello and String Orchestra  Solo Cello: Joanna Gutowska
Holst: Dargason from St Paul’s Suite
Gershwin: Summertime from Porgy and Bess
Sumer is Icumen In
Conductor: Dan Shilladay

2015 – 2016 Season:

Thursday 3 December 2015 – 12.30pm, St John’s Greenhill, Harrow HA1 2JE   
Tippett: Little Music for Strings
Handel: Organ Concerto op 4/5    Solo Organ: John Gibbons
JS Bach: Orchestral Suite no.1  with Oboes: Bruno Bower and Dan Elson; Bassoon: Colin Beak
Grainger: Handel in the Strand     Solo Piano: John Crawley
Conductor: Dan Shilladay

Sunday 20th March 2016, 18.30 at the Church of St Anne and St Andrew, NW6 6RG with The Lauderdale Suzuki Group
Sibelius: Andante Festivo
Seitz: Concerto No 5 Op 22
Arensky: Variations on a theme by Tchaikowsky
JS Bach: Double Violin Concerto, 1st movement
Telemann: Don Quixote Suite (with readings)
JS Bach: Minuet in G
Paganini:  Witches Dance
Brahms: Waltz in G
Saint-Saëns: The Elephant (from The Carnival of the Animals)
Old MacDonald had a Farm (participation item)
Conductor: Samuel Burstin

Thursday 16th June 2016, St Michael & All Angels Church, Bedford Park, London W41TT (as a part of the Bedford Festival)

Theme: Around the World
Grace Williams: Sea Sketches for String Orchestra
Aaron Copland: Hoe-Down from Rodeo
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky: Waltz from Serenade for Strings in C Major
Cecilia McDowell: Not Just a Place: Dark memories from an old tango hall
Solo violin: David Lopez; Solo double bass: Ben Daniel-Greep
Peter Maxwell Davies: Sanday Tunes
Tony Osborne: ‘Fire, fire’ and ‘Frère Jazzer’
Conductor: Dan Shilladay


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