Monday, November 12, 2012

St. Laurentius Chamber Orchestra, 7 years of service

We started this group as a small chamber orchestra on August 2005. Over time, more and more people joined this orchestra, and the title "Chamber Orchestra" does not longer fit for its size.

Last August, 35 members of the Orchestra showcased an evening concert, performing all-time favourites from the classical music: Bach's Gavotte, Beethoven's Minuet in G, Schubert's Serenade, and similar compositions.

All of the  works performed, were rearranged for a more complete instrumentation provided by the orchestra (many of the pieces were written for much simpler groups or even solo performance).

The program used solo performers accompanied by the orchestra, showing the character of individual instruments. Other than the obvious choice of using violin, cello, flute, and clarinet as soloists, the concert also performed some unusual solo instruments: the violin's cousin viola, and the double bass (showed in the picture, performing Beethoven's Moonlight Sonata)