A few weeks ago, my wife entered the Scarborough News competition to win a pair of tickets to see the first of the new season’s concerts performed by the Scarborough Symphony Orchestra.
We were fortunate enough to win a pair of tickets for the performance on Saturday last at the Queen Street Methodist Church. We arrived fairly early to ensure a good seat and were in time to listen to Mr Frank James give a talk on the music in the evening’s programme. The hall was very warm and welcoming and the concert started at 7.30pm.
Being almost completely ignorant of the orchestra itself and its programme schedule we were just a bit apprehensive of what was about to come. The orchestra struck up under the baton of Mr Shaun Matthew and the instruments complemented by the acoustics in the hall sounded amazing. There was a mixed agenda of music including Beethoven, Bach and Mendelsshon which were all superb.
At the interval refreshments were available if desired and the break was kept fairly short to enable the concert to resume on time.
Although we won our tickets in the News competition the admission prices are remarkably good value for money and we intend to attend further concerts. The overall experience was first class, the audience pin drop appreciative and we enjoyed all aspects of the evening’s entertainment.
If anyone like ourselves has not seen the Scarborough Symphony Orchestra before and like us a little apprehensive fear not it is a first class night out if this sort of music is to your taste.
Thank you Shaun and the orchestra for a wonderful evening of entertainment and we will look forward to your next performance in February.
Clive and Lynne Hague