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The Covid-19 pandemic in 2020 forced the cancellation of all concerts in 2020.

The Easter concert was entitled Variations and was to have included 'Variations on a theme by Haydn' by Brahms, ‘'the Rococo Variations' by Tchaikovsky and finally ‘'Enigma, Variations on an Original theme' by Edward Elgar.

The Summer concert was to have celebrated both Beethoven's 250th anniversary and Liberation 75 with Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony.

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Musical Director

The JSO was delighted to announce that our new Musical Director, Hilary Davan Wetton, took up his post in January 2020.  Hilary had been a guest conductor in two very successful concerts in August 2018 and August 2019, and was already beginning to know our players well.

Hilary’s aim was to energise and enthuse the players and supporters of the orchestra to ensure we have a lively future.
Below is a video of Hilary giving a COVID-Lockdown introduction to conducting

Temps Passé: 2020