The sixth Bradford International Concert at St George's is Hall was given by the 19-strong European Union Chamber Orchestra, founded in 1981.

Bravely standing throughout, the ladies in a variety of full-length gowns and men in white tie and tails behind, made a colourful picture, even if the tall flimsy music stands precipitated an occasional flurry.

The strings warmed up with Mendelssohn's one-movement 10th Symphony before we welcomed Julian Lloyd Webber to perform Haydn's Cello concerto in C.

He is committed playing and total absorption in the work was warmly applauded and we were rewarded with an encore -- a plucked movement from Britten's First Cello Suite.

After the interval, Mozart's Adagio for 2 Clarinets and 3 Bassett Horns was promised, but with only strings back on stage this was not to be.

Finally came Haydn's Mourning Symphony No 44 in E minor which perversely began and ended with high spirits.

Time for another encore, the last movement of Mozart's 29th Symphony, still at the concert 15 minutes short.

John Pettitt