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St. George’s Chamber Orchestra English Music for Strings with select guests from BYMT
Saturday 14th May 2016 at 7:45 pm

Holst St Paul’s Suite for Strings

Elgar Chanson de Matin (arr. Baggs) Solo violin – Elizabeth Kearney Leader BYMT Orchestras and pupil of Dominic Moore

Elgar Serenade for Strings


Gerald Finzi Prelude & Romance

Campbell Mackenzie Benedictus (arr. Moore) Solo Violin – Dominic Moore

Ralph Vaughan Williams Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis

Simon Baggs returns as guest conductor.

Dominic Moore SGCO Musical Director and Leader

A select group of Bromley Youth Music Trust’s finest String Players will join the orchestra for part of the concert playing pieces that are in the BYCO’s current repertoire. They are delighted to be able to give these talented young musicians the unique experience of performing alongside some of London’s finest professional musicians. The orchestra also hope to raise some money for BYMT and will be donating £1 to the trust for every ticket sold.

Tickets (including programme) at £15 (£5 under 25s) available via this link.

Best seats reserved for pre concert sales.

Artist Information

St. George's Chamber Orchestra

Beckenham's Professional Orchestra

The St. George’s Chamber Orchestra (SGCO) was founded in 2004 as the professional orchestra for the South East in order to give local music lovers the opportunity to hear orchestral concerts of the highest standard on their own doorstep, and indeed for the musicians to enjoy making music together on their own doorstep!

The orchestra is drawn from an extraordinarily talented, experienced and versatile pool of musicians, a large number of whom are past winners of prestigious awards and musical competitions in the UK and elsewhere. Many either are or have been members of the leading London orchestras and a significant number are principals in those orchestras. Many others are members of Britain’s best known chamber ensembles.

St. George’s has a long, strong and respected musical heritage, and boasts one of the finest church choirs in the UK. With its spaciousness, good acoustics and warm friendly atmosphere the church is an ideal venue for a chamber orchestra.


Dominic Moore

Leader and Musical Director SGCO

Dominic Moore is the leader and musical director of the St. George’s Chamber Orchestra (SGCO).

Dominic was born in England and began learning the violin with Pamela Spofforth at the age of 8. He later won scholarships to Winchester College and the Royal College of Music studying the violin with Itzhak Rashkovsky, and also the piano as a joint first study with Peter Element. He has appeared as leader with the Ulster Orchestra, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, Bournemouth Symphony, Orquestra Nacional do Porto, Presteigne Festival Orchestra, Birmingham Royal Ballet and Phantom of the Opera.

As well as directing and leading the orchestra he frequently appears as soloist. Solo performances have included the Beethoven violin concerto, Mozart’s A major concerto and the Sinfonia Concertante with the LSO’s principal viola Edward Vanderspar. Dominic also made an unexpected conducting debut in October 2008, at very short notice, in a performance of Copland’s clarinet concerto with the clarinettist Jon Carnac, followed by a full debut in May 2011.

As a soloist, Dominic has recorded a CD entitled Cafe Music with the pianist Daniel Becker for Persephone Books. The disc was brilliantly received, being broadcast several times on BBC Radio 3 and Classic FM and was described by Classic FM magazine as ‘playing of grace and zest’.

Dominic plays an extremely rare Spanish violin by Marianus Ortega, thought to be the only surviving example of the maker’s work. The violin is featured in a recently published book entitled ‘The Golden Age of Violin Making in Spain’. He is immensely grateful to the Countess of Munster, Abbado and Ian Fleming Trusts and the Musicians Loan Fund for help with acquiring his violin.

Dominic is also an enthusiastic teacher in the Beckenham area. For enquiries about violin and piano lessons, or advice on finding teachers for any other orchestral instruments please email Dominic at: music@sgco.co.uk You can also follow him on twitter @beckenhammusic

Bromley Youth Music Trust

Where Music Changes Lives

Bromley Youth Music Trust is an independent music service nationally renowned for providing a very high quality comprehensive and inclusive instrumental and vocal music education to the young people of Bromley and surrounding areas, as well as providing opportunities for performance in a wide range of settings to enhance the musical understanding and appreciation of pupils and the wider community.

Since 2015 Bromley Council has significantly reduced its funding of the trust due to budgetary constraints. If you would like to help secure the trust’s financial future you can do so on-line by following these links Donate and Become a Patron.


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