By 2019 James Hervey-Bathurst
This was postponed from the autumn due to bad weather, but despite the delay, the performance was invigorating and to a very high standard. The Shirehall was the venue.
The orchestra was conducted by Michael Young and tutored by Barbara Kinnaird. It opened with the Hebrides Overture by Mendelssohn and followed with an excellent performance of the horn concerto by Richard Strauss. Jack Bloomer played that tricky instrument with great assurance and sensitivity. The concert finished with a suite from the Nutcracker by Tchaikovsky, which showed the range and talent of the orchestra to the full.
We are lucky to have an orchestra of this standard in Herefordshire. It can be supported through the Herefordshire Music Fund, with the High Sheriff fund being one of its champions.