String Days

On three or four Saturdays in the year the string orchestra is joined by string players from all over the north west (and beyond!), many from other amateur orchestras, to form an orchestra of between forty and sixty. The day is informal and runs from 10 am to 3.30 pm with breaks for coffee and lunch. Some recent highlights include a coaching day with players from Welsh National Opera in November 2012, and we have accompanied Suzie Meszaros from the Chilingirian String quartet on a number of occasions, most recently in January 2018 in a Telemann concerto and Paul Hindemith's Trauermusik.

The next "String Day" is scheduled to take place on Saturday, 5 January 2019 at the Higher Bebington United Reformed Church, opposite Bebington High School.  Further information will appear nearer the time.




Coffee/tea is at 10 am and play starts at 10.30. Hot drinks are provided, but bring your own packed lunch. The afternoon session starts at about 1.30 pm.

Charge: £10 for the whole day, £5 for half a day. Students pay half price.

When planning the day it helps to have some idea of numbers intending to come, so please let Neill Jackson (0151 645 5547) or Alison Barker know. They can give travel directions if you need them.


Music lists for recent string days

6 January
  • Purcell - Chaconne and Dido's Lament
  • Kalinnikov - Serenade
  • Telemann - Concerto in G for two violas
  • Hindemith - Trauermusik
  • Corelli - Christmas Concerto
16 June
  • Holst - A Moorside Suite
  • Suk - Serenade
7 January
  • A Glazunov - Theme and Variations
  • J Suk - Meditation on St Wenceslas
  • W A Mozart - Eine Kleine Nachtmusik
11 March
  • J Haydn - Seven Last Words
  • L Janàček - Suite for Strings
  • G Finzi - Eclogue for Piano and Strings
10 June
  • Barber - Adagio
  • Piazzolla - Tangos
  • Mendelssohn - String Symphony No 9
9 January
  • Ireland - Concertino Pastorale
  • Tchaikovsky - Andante Cantabile
9 April
  • Elgar - Serenade
  • Grainger - Molly on the Shore
  • Grieg - Two Melodies
10 September
  • Elgar - Introduction and Allegro
  • Piazzolla - Tangos
3 January
  • Holst - St Paul's Suite
  • Haydn - Cello Concerto in C arr for Viola
  • Walton - The Death of Falstaff and Touch Her Soft Lips and Part from music for Henry V
  • Mozart - Divertimento
9 May
  • Haydn - Seven Last Words
  • Moszkowski - Prelude
12 September
  • Handel - Alexander Lazarus
  • Wagner - Ein Albumblatt
  • Wolf - Lullaby
  • J S Bach - Brandenburg Concerto No 3
  • Hindemith - No 4 from 5 Pieces
  • Schumann - Slumber song