Symphony of Us | Coventry Cathedral | February 2022

An epic and personal spectacle created by six people of Coventry and starring six people connected to Coventry –  as part of Coventry’s City of Culture. Featuring Paul O’Donnell (writer) and conductor Daniel Fardon.

*Photography by Andrew Moore

Symphony of us
The Swans at Symphony of us
Symphony of Us at Coventry Cathedral
Conductor Daniel Fardon at Symphony of Us with the Swans
David Le Page at Symphony of Us at Coventry Cathedral

This concert featured the following players: 

Violin 1: David Le Page, Catherine Leech, Shulah Oliver, Liz Hodson, Rebekah Allan, Barbara O’Reilly 

Violin 2: Jenny Sacha, Charlotte Fairbairn, Caroline Mitchell, Willemijn Steenbakkers, Elspeth Macleod, Daniel Jung

Viola 1: Vanessa Murby, Robyn Lund, Sophie Broadbent, Heather Hawken 

Cello: Nick Stringfellow, Anna Menzies, Bryony James, Anna Joubert 

Bass: Claire Whitson, Antonia Bakewell

Flute/Piccolo: Diane Clark* 

Oboe: Victoria Brawn*

Clarinet: Sally Harrop* 08/12

Bassoon: Philip Brookes 

Horn: Francesca Moore-Bridger 

Trumpet: Angela Whelan 

Trombone: Martha Ann Brookes 

Percussion: Tim Farmer

Harp: Rita Schindler 

“Nothing defines the Orchestra of the Swan better than its commitment to new repertoire….(with) programmes (that) have a knack of making connections which are genuinely stimulating”