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Reviews

What the critics say:

Mozart 'Jupiter' Symphony  - a performance of style with a true feeling of spontaneity.  The outer movements were full of vigour and dramatic contrasts.  The weighty tuttis contrasted well with the transparent treatment of the lightly scored passages.
Ann Pinhey

'Cockaigne' Overture - the unmistakeable Elgar sound was beautifully portrayed by the Southern Pro Musica in their superb performance of the overture.The musicians captured the bustle and panoply of London and created the rare power of the music with their vital and vigorous playing.
Chichester Observer

Dvorák 'New World' Symphony

Throughout the work, the immediacy of the instrumental colours was a reminder of the superiority of a live performance over a CD.  Bursts of timpani exploded in the introduction; the flute explored its warm low register in the tune so reminiscent of 'Swing low, sweet chariot'; cellos danced their counter-melodies in the last movement, and the cor anglais revelled in the theme of the Adagio, – a melody that has become almost the signature tune for the instrument. Equally impressive was the energy and ensemble of the full orchestra, as the outer movements built up in tone and tempo towards their powerful conclusions. Southern Pro Musica goes from strength to strength.
Petersfield Post

Handel Messiah

From the opening of the Overture, Southern Pro Musica showed precision and sensitivity with a lightness of playing that might normally be associated with performances on 'baroque' instruments, rather than their modern equivalents.
Mark Hartt-Palmer

J S Bach St John Passion

Southern Pro Musica is an orchestra of distinction - lively and accurate, producing a wonderfully bright sound.
Portsmouth News

Tchaikovsky and Britten

Played with great control and vigour, a first class evening of orchestral string playing to the highest standards. SPM deserves to win a strong local following from Guildford residents based on this performance.

Guildford Dragon

NEXT CONCERT

Saturday October 7th, 2017
7:30pm

Orchestral Concert

Rossini - Overture 'The Italian Girl in Algiers'

Mozart - Symphony no 35 in D (Haffner)

Rodrigo - Concierto d'Aranjuez

Beethoven - Symphony no 7 in A

Amanda Cook - guitar

Jonathan Willcocks - conductor

Petersfield Festival Hall