Huntingtower String Orchestra



Huntingtower String Orchestra
Conducted by Lynley Bramble

2.00pm Sunday, 4 December 2011
29 College Crescent, Parkville

Meet the Artists

Huntingtower String OrchestraHuntingtower is a co-educational primary and secondary school interested in promoting performance excellence in music. There are orchestras, ensembles and choirs available for student participation at all levels. Huntingtower orchestras and ensembles have won many first prizes in ensemble sections at several large Melbourne Eisteddfods including 15 first prizes in 1995 through to 14 first prizes in 2009. Members of the orchestra are currently holders of the Glen Prior Award, the Murray Sharp Award, the Olwen Game Award (all coveted awards for chamber music) and the George Logie-Smith Perpetual Trophy for Performing Excellence. They have also won the Victorian Secondary Students’ Chamber Music Award for ten years. The Huntingtower String Orchestra has performed with soloists Prudence Davis (flute), Jeffrey Crellin (oboe), Geoffrey Payne (trumpet), Julie Payne (trumpet), and Eric Bramble (French horn) – all principal players with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra. World-renowned conductor Professor John Hopkins, the orchestra’s patron, has also conducted the orchestra on several occasions. The Orchestra toured New Zealand in 1997, 2004 and 2010 and it has also toured Tasmania and South Australia on four occasions during which live broadcasts were given for ABC Radio.  

Violin 1  Rhianwen Bramble, Hansen Shen, Kieren House, Shahira Ameen, Ryan Wallis, Judith Ho, Martin Crellin, Hamish Roe, Tate Wallis

Violin 2 Naomi Lee, Jade Tsai, Nathan Mo, Richard Cong, Simon Song, Julia Hackett, Mathew Mo, Alysha Trainor

Viola   Max Crellin, Ben Loveland

‘Cello   Eloise Verbeek, Iris Liang, Stephanie Song,  Henry Hemingway, Julian Kitchingman

Double Bass  Bareetu Aba-Bulgu


Gustav Holst (1874-1934): St. Paul’s Suite



Finale – The Dargason

Antonio Vivaldi (1678 – 1741)

Concerto Grosso in D minor Op. 3 No. 11

Allegro – Adagio – Allegro – Largo – Allegro

Benjamin Britten (1913-1976): Simple Symphony

Boisterous Bourrée 

Playful Pizzicato

Sentimental Sarabande

Frolicsome Finale


John Rutter(1945-): Suite for Strings

I Have a Bonnet Trimmed with Blue

Dashing Away

Traditional arr. Percy Grainger(1882-1961)

Irish Tune from County Derry

Mock Morris

Leroy Anderson (1908-1975): Plink, Plank, Plunk