FOR its next performance, Hillingdon Philharmonic Orchestra invites people to an evening of English orchestral music, including Edward Elgar’s Enigma Variations.

Often described as one of the greatest English orchestral works of all time, the Enigma Variations remain immensely popular and Elgar’s most widely performed composition.

The ninth variation, Nimrod, is arguably the most moving and is always performed on Remembrance Sunday, so it’s fitting it will be part of this concert on Armistice Day itself.

The programme will also feature many other favourite works by English composers including Vaughan Williams’ Wasps Overture and his English Folk Song Suite.

Four Cornish Dances by Malcolm Arnold will also be performed, along with William Lloyd Webber’s tone poem, Aurora.

William, the father of both Andrew and Julian Lloyd Webber was himself a successful composer and Aurora is known to be one of his finest works.

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An Autumn Evening of English Music launches the 32nd season for the Hillingdon Philharmonic, which has more than 60 registered members.

The group has also performed at some the Queen Elizabeth Hall in London and Southwark Cathedral.

The concert will be led by Lucy Cumming and conducted by the founder of the orchestra, Peter J Williams. For further details see:  

An Autumn Evening of English Music. Saturday, November 11, 7.30pm, at Bishopshalt School, Royal Lane, Hillingdon, UB8 3RF. Tickets: £12 (concessions £10, children 11-16 £5, under 11 FOC). Tickets available from: Pro Music International, 19 Swakeleys Road, Ickenham, or by calling 01895 674223. Tickets are also available on the door.