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Nettleship the Conductor

Conducting Experience

1969-1972: Musical Director of Sheffield Youth Opera Group

1971-1974: Musical Director of UCC G & S Society

1973: Conductor of Welsh Chamber Orchestra

1974: Guest Conductor of South Yorkshire Symphony Orchestra

1975-76: Musical Director of Llandaff Musical Society

1975 – 78: Assistant conductor in Mid-Glamorgan residential music courses

1978 – 2012:  Conductor of numerous School Choirs and Orchestras

1982: Conductor of St Briavel’s Chamber Orchestra

2010 – 2013:  Conductor of York Guitar Festival

2014 - 2023 : Musical Director of the Stamford Bridge Singers

Some Public Performances

Symphonies: Haydn: 44,94,101,104; Mozart: 39; Beethoven 1,5,6; Schubert: 8; Schumann 4; Dvorak: 9; Sibelius: 2,3; Vaughan Williams: 5; Stravinsky (S of Psalms); Britten: (Simple S)

Concertos: Bach: Brandenburgs 3,4,5,6 Violin C. In A min; Mozart: Pno C. in A, in D minor; Mendelssohn: Violin C; Bruch: Violin C; Weber: Clarinet C in F minor; Saint-Saens: Cello C.; Strauss: Horn C No 1; Rachmaninoff Piano C. 2; Nielsen: Flute C; Shostakovitch Piano C 2; Rodrigo: Guitar C;  Villa-Lobos: Guitar C; Webern: Concerto for 9 instruments.

Other Orchestra works: Verdi Overture “La Forza del Destino”;Vaughan Williams “Wasps”; Wagner: Prelude Mastersingers, Siegfried Idyll; Ravel: “Le Tombeau de Couperin”;       Walton: Henry V Suite, Richard III Suite; Mozart “Eine Klein Nachtmusik”; Mendelsohn: Capriccio Brillante;  Elgar “Serenade for Strings”; Barber “Adagio for Strings”; Arnold “Little Suite”; Coates “London Suite”; Warlock: Capriol Suite; Holst: St Pauls Suite; Sullivan: Overture to Iolanthe.

Vocal/Choral works with orchestra: Handel “Messiah”; Beethoven “Choral Fantasia”; Faure “Requiem”; Elgar “The Music Makers”; Fanshawe “African Sanctus”; Orff: Carmina Burana; Coleridge-Taylor: “Hiawatha”; Mahler: “Songs of a Wayfarer”; Schubert: Mass in G.

Music Drama with orchestral accompaniment: Trial by Jury; Yeoman of the Guard; Ruddigore; Utopia Ltd.; Kiss me Kate; Carousel; A Little Night Music; Oliver!; O what a lovely war!; Amahl and the Night Visitors; Candide; West Side Story; My Fair Lady; Cabaret; Dido & Aeneas.

Own Compositions (Performed in public)

Music Drama: Thespis; The Canterville Ghost; Blank Canvas; Clouds; Alice in Wonderland.

Orchestral: Sinfonia Concertanta; Divertimento for Piano and small orchestra; In Memoriam “Les Follies Bergere”; Prelude & Fugue on “God Rest ye Merry”; “Among those Dark Satanic Mills”; “A North County Fantasy”

Choral/vocal: Advent Cantata; Te Deum; Battle Cantata, "O mar salgado"; Songs on Old English Texts; Armistice, An English Requiem.

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