Wessex News 27th February 1962
“The transformation Professor Evans has brought about in student musical activity has exceeded all expectation. We now have an orchestra of orchestral size which is good enough to perform.”
Concert on Wednesday 14th February
Beethoven – Prometheus Overture
Mozart – Violin concerto in A major (Soloist: Horst Holstein)
Purcell – March and Canzona from the music for Queen Mary’s funeral
Schubert – Unfinished Symphony

Tuesday 13th March Arts Festival 1962
The Orchestra (Music and Choral Societies) 8.15pm in West Building
Mozart – Don Giovanni Overture
Sibelius – Pelleas et Melisande Suite
Handel – Dettingen Te Deum (joint with The Chorus)
LF 788.85
University of Southampton Information Bulletin Vol. 2 No. 10
LF 787.64

1964-67 Irene Orton led the 2nd violins and remembers Peter Evans conducting. Barry Wilde (member of staff) led the orchestra at the time as Peter appointed him resident violinist. He later went on to lead the Northern Sinfonia.