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.


Eric Coates – Calling All Workers (Theme tune from Music While You Work BBC Radio 1940-1967)

Haydn Wood – London Landmarks Suite, No. 3: Horseguards, Whitehall (1946)

Edward White – Puffin’ Billy

Arthur Wood  - My Native Heath Suite, No 4: Barwick Green (The Archers theme tune)

Ronald Binge – Sailing By (Shipping Forecast)

Frederic Curzon – The Boulevardier

Haydn Wood – Roses of Picardy

Ron Goodwin – 633 Squadron

Vivian Ellis – Coronation Scot

Coates – The Three Elizabeths Suite, No 2: Spring Time in Angus (Elizabeth of Glamis)

Ronald Binge – Elizabethan Serenade

Robert Farnon – Portrait of a Flirt

Robert Farnon -  Jumping Bean

Robert Farnon - Peanut Polka

Eric Coates – London Everyday Suite  No 3: Knightsbridge March (Theme tune from “In Town Tonight” on BBC Radio 1933-1960)