Michael Lloyd

Music Director

Saturday 21 March 2015 • 7.30pm

Tewkesbury Abbey, Church St, Tewkesbury GL20 5RZ

Sunday 13 Sept 2015 • 7.45pm

The Forum Theatre, Malvern

Sunday 15 Nov 2015 • 7.45pm

The Forum Theatre, Malvern


Iconic Portraits
Young Musician Platform

Mahler   Symphony no 2 in C minor 'Resurrection'


Michael Lloyd  conductor

Wendy Dawn Thompson mezzo soprano

Alison Roddy soprano

The Chandos Chorale

Dr Warwick Wolsley organ

Kelly McCusker leader


Please note the earlier 7.30pm start time.

In a symphony that took over six years to complete, Mahler wrestles with the essential questions of all humanity - birth, death and the fragile stages in between. This grand musical exploration culminates in a glowing, transcendent choral finale. For this performance Chandos Symphony Orchestra swells its ranks to 150 players, accompanied by a 120-piece choir, an organ, and  off-stage band.  Michael Lloyd marshalls these huge musical forces in the magnificent and inspiring surroundings of Tewkesbury Abbey.

Generously sponsored by Mr C Balch


Tickets  £5, £10, £15

10% early bird discount online before Jan 1st. No booking fee.

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Tel 01684 856148







Rachmaninov Isle of the Dead

Barber Violin concerto 

Stravinsky Petrushka (1947 version)


Peter Stark  conductor

David Greed  violin


Three intensely powerful works make up this stunning programme directed by guest conductor, Peter Stark.

Rachmaninov, moved by Arnold Böcklin’s painting Isle of the Dead, responded with this evocative tone poem.

Samuel Barber’s soulful, intense middle movement of his concerto is a 20th century classic. Soloist David Greed, leader of Opera North, explores its musical boundaries.

Whilst the iconic puppet imagery in Stravinsky’s savage ballet music, Petrushka, is guaranteed to send shivers down the spine.


Tickets  £11, £13,  £15

12% theatre booking fee applies

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Vaughan Williams The Wasps Overture

Britten Violin concerto 

Elgar  Symphony No 1


Michael Lloyd  conductor

Roberto Ruisi  violin


An all-English programme heralds the start of our three-year cycle of Elgar symphonies, beginning with the first - deemed an ‘immediate and phenomenal success’ by The Musical Times.

Benjamin Britten’s brilliant violin concerto is presented by Chandos for the second time, with rising star Roberto Ruisi in the spotlight. This astonishing young violinist won the Chandos Young Musician Competition in 2014 with a technical tour-de-force.

Vaughan Williams best-loved theatrical overture opens the concert with a buzz!


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12% theatre booking fee applies

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The Dvorák discovery
Brahms                Tragic Overture

Dvorák                 Cello concerto in A                                    major             

Sibelius               Symphony No 3


Michael Lloyd • conductor

David Cohen • cello


Thirty years before the famous B minor concerto, Dvorák composed the A major concerto, originally with piano accompniment. Here, charismatic Belgian cellist David Cohen champions this neglected & re-orchestrated work of Dvorak. Cohen is incredibly popular with Malvern audiences, and rightly so - his most recent performance was lauded for his "purity of intonation, eloquence of tone"  (Birmingham Post).  The major work on the programme, Sibelius' Third Symphony represents a turning point in his output, leaving behind the Romantic intensity of his first two symphonies.