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OSO Conductor: James Morrison

picture of James Morrison

James’ association with the orchestra continues as a violinist, and honorary patron. An amateur violinist, who was at one-time leader of the ICI (Blackley) Symphony Orchestra under Maurice Handford, and latterly, David Ellis. James Morrison held the post from 1973 until 2001. Under his conductorship, regular performances were established for the first time and a policy of giving opportunities to young soloists and others with local connections was actively pursued. An examination of the list of soloists will reveal that many are now well established professional artistes. This picture shows James Morrison (left) with Roger Morris, until recently chairman of the orchestra, and Ann Heeks, who has been leader of the orchestra for many years.

Concerts performed

  1. James Morrison's Retirement Concert
  2. Concert of English Music 2000
  3. Summer Concert 2000
  4. Spring Concert 2000
  5. Oldham Borough 150th Anniversary Concert
  6. Summer Concert 1999
  7. Spring Concert 1999
  8. Concert for Young People
  9. Summer Concert 1998
  10. Spring Concert 1998
  11. Summer Concert of Music by Berlioz
  12. Spring Concert 1997
  13. Winter Concert of French Music
  14. Summer Concert 1996
  15. Winter Concert 1995
  16. Spring Concert 1995
  17. Winter Concert 1994
  18. Summer Concert 1994
  19. Spring Concert 1994
  20. Winter Concert 1993
  21. International Prom for Springhill
  22. Spring Concert 1993
  23. Winter Concert 1992
  24. Summer Concert 1992
  25. Winter Concert 1991
  26. Summer Concert 1991
  27. Russian Concert
  28. Concert of British Music
  29. Summer Concert 1990
  30. Spring Concert 1990
  31. Winter Concert 1989
  32. Italian Evening
  33. Spring Concert 1989
  34. Winter Concert 1988
  35. Summer Concert 1988
  36. Summer Concert 1987
  37. Spring Concert 1987
  38. Spring Concert 1987
  39. Winter Concert 1986
  40. Summer Concert 1986
  41. Spring Concert 1986
  42. Winter Concert 1985
  43. Summer Concert 1985
  44. Spring Concert 1985
  45. Winter Concert 1984
  46. Summer Concert 1984
  47. Spring Concert 1984
  48. Winter Concert 1983
  49. Summer Concert 1983
  50. Spring Concert 1983
  51. Winter Concert 1982
  52. Summer Concert 1982
  53. Spring Concert 1982
  54. Winter Concert 1981
  55. Summer Concert 1981
  56. Spring 1981
  57. July Concert 1980
  58. Spring Concert 1980
  59. Winter Concert 1979
  60. Concert of English Music
  61. Concert of French Music
  62. Russian Concert 78
  63. Summer Concert 1978
  64. Spring Concert 1978
  65. Winter Concert 1977
  66. Summer Concert 1977
  67. Spring Concert 1977
  68. Winter Concert 1976
  69. Summer Concert 1976
  70. Spring Concert 1976
  71. Winter Concert 1975
  72. Orchestral Concert 1975
  73. Winter Concert 1974
  74. Summer Concert 1974
  75. Spring Concet 1974
  76. Winter Concert 1973
  77. Winter Concert 1972

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