Review: Isle of Wight Cantata Choir perform The Armed Man by Karl Jenkins

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It’s a challenge for any choir to sustain the emotional range and intensity demanded by this work by Karl Jenkins, however, Cantata Choir rose to the challenge well, with barely a hesitation, accompanied by the excellent Symphony Orchestra.

Saturday, 15th December, 2018 11:50am

By Toby Wallis

Isle of Wight Symphony Orchestra: Fire in the Holst (Review)

Isle of Wight Symphony Orchestra Concert by Allan Marsh

First concert of the season for Isle of Wight Symphony Orchestra was one of the best we've seen. Here's what Jonathan thought of it and details of the next.

Friday, 23rd November, 2018 3:42pm

By Jonathan Dodd

Vectian bring a unique and inspired sound to Isle of Wight music scene

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Last weekend our columnist and regular reviewer of Symphony Orchestra concerts, Jonathan Dodd, went along to listen to the music of new Island-based band, Vectian. Here's what he thought of it.

Thursday, 23rd August, 2018 4:55pm

By Jonathan Dodd

Isle of Wight Symphony Orchestra Review: Too Hot to Handel

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Jonathan shares his review of the last Isle of Wight Symphony Orchestra concert of the season. Find out why he went home happy and filled with wonder.

Sunday, 8th July, 2018 1:18pm

By Jonathan Dodd with one comment

Triumphant final concert of 25th year for Orpheus Singers

Leading Isle of Wight chamber choir, Orpheus Singers, were joined by renowned composer and conductor Jonathan Willcocks as conductor for their final concert of their 25th Anniversary Year.

Tuesday, 12th June, 2018 8:04am

By Lesley Ann Bryant with 2 readers' comments

Isle of Wight Symphony Orchestra: Sibelius Sunset

IWSO May 2018

Jonathan shares his delight at the penultimate concert of the Isle of Wight Symphony Orchestra. Find out why he loved it so much.

Monday, 28th May, 2018 9:48am

By Jonathan Dodd

Review: A night of decadence with the Gothic Circus

Gothic Circus by Roger Lowe

The Gothic Circus Big Top promised a feast for the senses on Friday 13th, with an array of jugglers, aerial hoops, sideshows, fire performers and freak show acts performing alongside the bands and burlesque stars.

Thursday, 19th April, 2018 2:58pm

By Rachel Rocks

Isle of Wight Symphony Orchestra Review: Gorgeous Grieg

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Find out why Jonathan Dodd enjoyed last weekend's Isle of Wight Symphony Orchestra concert and why he's looking forward to the next one.

Friday, 23rd March, 2018 5:19pm

By Jonathan Dodd with 2 readers' comments

Foo Fighters tribute act rock Newport

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Something From Nothing offer the full caboodle, music, vocals, lights and smoke to give the full Foo Fighters experience. Rachel Rocks shares her latest review.

Friday, 23rd March, 2018 3:51pm

By Rachel Rocks

IWSO Review: Epic Elgar

Charlie Lovell-Jones

The weather may have been horrendous on the night of the Isle of Wight Symphony Orchestra, but the music was anything but, as Jonathan Dodd explains in his latest concert review.

Monday, 29th January, 2018 4:57pm

By Jonathan Dodd

IWSO Review: Rousing Russians

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The first Isle of Wight Symphony Orchestra concert of the season took place last weekend and according to Jonathan Dodd it was a cracker! Read on to find out why.

Tuesday, 21st November, 2017 4:49pm

By Jonathan Dodd

IWSO Review: Pirates, Wreckers and Impressionists

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Jonathan shares this review of the final Isle of Wight Symphony Orchestra concert of the season.

Thursday, 6th July, 2017 12:59pm

By Jonathan Dodd