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 and Ballet4Life.

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)
NO 30:11:17
Concert at St. John’s, Greenhill (November 2017)


Work and Play day September 2018

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

  • Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky: String Quartet arr. for string orchestra (Movements 2 & 3)
  • Dimitri Schostakovich: Concerto No.1 for Piano, Trumpet and Strings (solo piano: Andrew Zolinsky; solo trumpet: Sarah Campbell

Thursday 21st March 2019, 1.30pm, St Alban’s Church, Acton Green, London W4

  • Joseph Haydn: Symphony no.26, ‘Lamentatione’
  • JS Bach: ‘Erbarme Dich, mein Gott’ from St Matthew Passion (Mezzo-soprano: Sandra Cooper)
  • GF Handel: ‘Dopo Notte’ from Ariodante (Mezzo-soprano: Sandra Porter)
  • WA Mozart: Sinfonia Concertante (violin: Stephanie Waite; viola: Dan Shilladay)
  • Joseph Haydn: Symphony no.26, ‘Lamentatione’

Conductor: Dan Shilladay


Thursday 30th November 2017, 12.30pm St John’s Greenhill, Harrow HA1 2JE

  • W.A.Mozart: Adagio and Fugue
  • Antonio Vivaldi: Winter from The Four Seasons (solo violin: Stephanie Waite)
  • Jean Sibelius: Romance
  • Piotr Ilyich 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 
  • Robert Schumann: The Two Grenadiers 
  • Cesar Franck: Panis Angelicus (arranged by Butterworth)
  • Antonio Vivaldi: Concerto Grosso in D minor for 2 violins Op 3 No 11 
  • Piotr Ilyich 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
  • W.Amadeus 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)

  • Igor Stravinsky: Apollon musagète with dancers from Ballet4Life (Apollo: Christodoulos Christodoulo; Calliope: Sonia Bartlett-Cos; Polyhymnia: Alina Luts; Terpsichore: Beatrice Ghezzi)
  • Joseph Brackett, Jr.: Simple Gifts arranged by Robin Wedderburn

Conductor: Dan Shilladay

Three short videos on YouTube give 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: :Apollo and the Muses”

  • J S Bach: Double Violin Concerto in D minor Soloists: Stephanie Waite and Enrico Alvarez
  • Igor Stravinsky: Apollon musagète (with dancers from Ballet4Life)

Conductor: Dan Shilladay


Thursday 1 December 2016 – 12.30pm, St John’s Greenhill, Harrow HA1 2JE

  • Henry Purcell: Chaconne from ‘The Fairy Queen’ 
  • William 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

  • Antonio Vivaldi: Extracts from The Four Seasons    Solo Violin: Stephanie Waite
  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky: Nocturne for Cello and String Orchestra  Solo Cello: Joanna Gutowska
  • Gustav Holst: Dargason from St Paul’s Suite
  • George Gershwin: Summertime from Porgy and Bess
  • Sumer is Icumen In

Conductor: Dan Shilladay


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