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Paul Lucas, David Force, Deputy Mayor, Lisa Wigmore, Graham Jones

Sunday 11 October 2015

7pm St Saviour's Church

Walton Coronation March (Orb and Sceptre) 
Lucas The Wilmington Suite (Windover Hill, The Priory) 
Ireland A Downland Suite (Minuet) 
Handel Organ Concerto No 13 in F (The Cuckoo and the Nightingale) (Organist David Force) 
Sibelius Symphony No 2

The autumn concert 2015 had a programme which reflected the milestones being met by Queen Elizabeth as longest-reigning monarch in her 90th year (Walton's coronation march Orb and Sceptre written for the 1953 coronation, with organist David Force who was also the soloist for Handel's Organ Concert in F - the Cuckoo and the Nightingale), as well as the 150th anniversary of the birth of Sibelius (Symphony No 2). There was also a personal and local flavour with two movements from The Wilmington Suite written by Charles Lucas, the ESO's president's father, along with the popular minuet from A Downland Suite by Ireland.

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