Join the de Havilland Philharmonic for a Celebration of British Light Music with its origins in the theatrical and seaside orchestras of the 19th and early 20th centuries – perfect for our mid-Summer concert! The orchestra returns to the days of the BBC Light Programme with music which often depicted moods or places and many pieces became famous as theme tunes. We’ll include a wide selection of favourites from this era with music by Eric Coates, Robert Farnon and Ronald Binge. This evening will send us all into the Summer break with toe tapping tunes and promises to be a fun and light-hearted ending to the orchestra’s season.


Coates – Calling All Workers

Haydn Wood – London Landmarks

Nelson’s Column, Trafalgar Square

Tower Hill

Horseguards, Whitehall

Edward White – Puffin’ Billy

Arthur Wood – My Native Health Suite

Knaresborough Status (Hiring Fair)

Ilkley Tarn (Dance of the Sprites)

Bolton Abbey

Barwick Green

Binge – Sailing By

Curzon – The Boulevardier

Haydn Wood – Roses of Picardy

Goodwin – 633 Squadron

Ellis – Coronation Scott

Coates – The Three Elizabeths Suite

Elizabeth Tudor

Queen Mother

Queen Elizabeth

Binge – Elizabethan Serenade

Farnon – Portrait of a Flirt

Farnon – Jumping Bean

Farnon Peanut Polka

Coates – London Suite

Knightsbridge March

Covent Garden


Nelson’s Column