Ealing Symphony Orchestra+Soloists+Gibbons

Orchestral & Operatic Concert at 
St Barnabas Church
Pitshanger Lane, Ealing  W5 1QG
7.30pm on Saturday 12th February



Arnold Bax:                     Tintagel

Richard Wagner:              Tristan und Isolde, Act II


Conductor:    John Gibbons

Soloists:        Mari Wyn Williams (Isolde)
Soloists:        Charne Rochford (Tristan)
Soloists:        Harriet Williams (Brangäne)
Soloists:        Emyr Wyn Jones (King Marke)


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The Ealing Symphony Orchestra is returning to our Festival with a programme that completes our romantic nod to Valentines Day, with a concert performance of Richard Wagner's Tristan und Isolde (Act II) preceded by Arnold Bax's symphonic poem Tintagel.

Tintagel was the work by which Bax was best known in his early career. It’s a symphonic poem which colourfully characterises the Cornish seascape and is a fitting prelude to the second act of Tristan und Isolde.

The Ealing Symphony Orchestra can’t wait to perform Wagner’s intense musical handlung, based on Gottfried von Strassburg’s take on the Arthurian legend. Tristan und Isolde was something new, an opera that breached all tradition with its wide arc of melody, rich chromatic harmony and sumptuous orchestration.


The Ealing Symphony Orchestra is an independent orchestra based in West London. Established nearly a century ago, the orchestra has come to be seen as a leading voluntary orchestra on the London music scene. Most of the ESO's concerts are in in West London, with a number of overseas tours, concerts further afield.

The orchestra has been under the baton of John Gibbons since 1994, and through this association promote British music by performing the less well known works of British composers. John is a musician whose passion is to share music with everyone with an open ear! A versatile conductor equally at home on the concert platform, the opera pit or the Cathedral steps, John has enjoyed a fascinating career that continues to provoke and stimulate ever-increasing audiences across the whole spectrum of his music-making.