Performing a regular season of three concerts in Hull's magnificent City Hall, we boast a history of renowned conductors, including national figures such as Sir Henry Wood, founder of the Proms. Today under our award-winning musical director Andrew Penny, the orchestra continues to expand and develop; successfully tackling some of the most challenging works of the orchestral repertoire. The story started on June when a small group of dedicated music lovers gathered at the George Hotel in Hull and proposed the formation of an orchestral music society. With just 27 players, a devoted committee and loyal patrons, the Hull Philharmonic Society was born.
Hull Choral Union – Amateur choir based in the city of Kingston upon Hull, UK
The sudden wintry feel in the air helped whet our appetite for this evening of music by Tchaikovsky and Shostakovich, and our seat in the higher echelons of the hall was perfect for taking in the scale of the performance and the sheer number of musicians required for the three rousing pieces. With a classical concert there is always that feeling that one wants a mixture of popular pieces and ones that are fresh to the ear, and that is what we got in this instance, beginning with the crowd-pleasing Overture. Such a wonderful idea provided a deeply personal touch, and the encore brought the audience to its feet. Written in , the symphony is divided into four movements, which proceed seamlessly into one another without a pause, with accompanying images on the big screen depicting key moments from the fascinating period of history years ago. Under the baton of conductor Andrew Penny, the Philharmonic did the piece proud, again combining many nuanced elements and instruments together without detracting from any one performer or section, building to a stunning climax.
Every Thursday evening 7p. Many members play in other orchestras but enjoy the opportunity that is available here to engage in our extensive repertoire. We play music across the classical range including overtures, symphonies, selections from shows, suites, marches and other popular classics.
Radio 'hams' have been at the heart of developing communications technology for years and certainly have moved with the times. These days joining a club is not just about speaking into the ether hoping to speak to people abroad. It's about using some of the latest technologies including microwave links and computers to find numerous ways of communicating information to people all over the globe and even into space.