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Saturday 8th December
The Royal Forest of Dean Orchestra presents Jingle Bells

The Royal Forest of Dean Orchestra presents Jingle Bells

Saturday 8th December

The Forest Musical Landscape project and the Royal Forest of Dean orchestra present Jingle Bells, a Christmas concert for all the family at Coleford Baptist Church.


  • Tchaikovsky
  • Nutcracker Suite
  • Bach Pastorale from Christmas Oratorio
  • Mozart: Sleigh Ride from German Dances
  • Johann Strauss II: Perpetuum Mobile
  • Waldteufel: The Skaters’ Waltz
  • Anderson: Sleigh Ride
  • Traditional Christmas carols
  • Berry Hill Primary School Choir

Tickets on the door £8 (£6 concessions) school children free. Retiring collection in aid of Berry Hill Primary School.

Royal Forest of Dean Orchestra Conductor: Stefano Boccacci

Born in Bogotá, Colombia, Stefano began his piano studies at 9 years old. In 2010, he began his professional training in Composition at the Pontifical Xavierian University, and two years later began his Bachelor in Orchestra Conducting.

In 2013, he created the Tutta Forza Chamber Orchestra, an ensemble with the purpose of applying the chamber music work into symphonic repertoire. In 2016, Tutta Forza Chamber Orchestra won the most prestigious award for young musicians in Colombia, the Young Performers’ Award of the Bank of the Republic, and were part of the series Colón Acústico, at the Teatro Colón of Bogotá, under Boccacci’s baton.

For 3 years he collaborated as conductor of the Opera Ensamble of the Pontifical Xavierian University, and with the Orquesta Sinfónica Javeriana as assistant conductor. As conductor, he has been in music festivals like FEMUSC in Brazil, in 2015 and 2016. He is studying for his MMus in Orchestra Conducting at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, and is the most recent winner of the Bob Harding Bursary for Young Conductors with the Havant Symphony Orchestra.

Royal Forest of Dean Orchestra Leader: Rosalind Taunton

About the Royal Forest of Dean Orchestra 

Launched in 1993, the Royal Forest of Dean Orchestra is a lively and friendly ensemble which draws musicians from the Forest of Dean and surrounding areas.

The orchestra specialises in concerto performances with young talented musicians and meets on Thursday evenings and would like to hear from interested musicians. For further details please visit our website at

The next concert by the Royal Forest of Dean Orchestra is on 30th March, 2019 7:30pm, at Newnham Church. The concert is produced in collaboration with the Forest Musical Landscape project to increase children’s awareness of musical heritage and opportunity.

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