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#16 Violin Hero

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Posted 21 September 2011 - 12:35

Please add the Amati Orchestra. www.amatiorchestra.co.uk

This is an advanced amateur orchestra with big ambitions! It only formed this year and you need to be at least grade 7 to join.

We meet at the National Musicans Church, opposite the Old Bailey in St Paul's, City of London. 7:30-9:30 on Tuesdays.
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#17 muffinmonster

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Posted 21 September 2011 - 12:51

QUOTE(Violin Hero @ Sep 21 2011, 01:35 PM) View Post

Please add the Amati Orchestra. www.amatiorchestra.co.uk

This is an advanced amateur orchestra with big ambitions! It only formed this year and you need to be at least grade 7 to join.

We meet at the National Musicans Church, opposite the Old Bailey in St Paul's, City of London. 7:30-9:30 on Tuesdays.


They have a sister orchestra called the Arioso Orchestra - same conductor, same rehearsal venue, but the minimum requirement is Grade 6. http://www.ariosoorchestra.co.uk

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Posted 21 September 2011 - 14:05

Hi, Please can you add on the following for Surrey.

Surrey Arts Sinfonia (Adult orchestra - no auditions, all comers, approx grade 6+)

http://www.surreycom...ldfordsinfonia/

(Sorry it's a bit odd at the moment as the orchestrra has changes name used to be Guildford sinfonia but is now called the surrey arts sinfonia)

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Posted 22 September 2011 - 12:13

QUOTE(muffinmonster @ Sep 21 2011, 01:51 PM) View Post

QUOTE(Violin Hero @ Sep 21 2011, 01:35 PM) View Post

Please add the Amati Orchestra. www.amatiorchestra.co.uk

This is an advanced amateur orchestra with big ambitions! It only formed this year and you need to be at least grade 7 to join.

We meet at the National Musicans Church, opposite the Old Bailey in St Paul's, City of London. 7:30-9:30 on Tuesdays.


They have a sister orchestra called the Arioso Orchestra - same conductor, same rehearsal venue, but the minimum requirement is Grade 6. http://www.ariosoorchestra.co.uk


You will find the minimum level required is grade 5.
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Posted 01 October 2011 - 06:23

QUOTE(louise1712 @ Jun 5 2011, 09:01 AM) View Post

QUOTE(louise1712 @ Apr 16 2011, 03:29 PM) View Post

Killinghall, nr Harrogate, North Yorkshire

Adult String Orchestra

No minimum ability, parts provided for all abilities.

Starting Friday 6th May 6:45-9:00pm at Killinghall Village Hall, 4GBP per session (until we can recruit more players.......)

Feel free to PM me for more info smile.gif


Last Friday meeting is 10th June, then the orchestra will be meeting on Mondays from 27th June. Same time and place though smile.gif



This group starts again after a (very) long summer break on Monday 17th October at 6:30pm, same place and price as in the above post. Unfortunately it clashes with my band practice so I won't be able to go sad.gif
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Posted 23 April 2012 - 17:18

Warwick Community Band.

Practices once a month. All wind instruments and all levels are welcome. No auditions.

http://www.warwickcommunityband.co.uk/
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Posted 26 June 2012 - 19:34

Hi,

Can you please add:

Wimbledon Community Orchestra

Rehearsals are on Saturday mornings 10:30 to 12:30, no audition, approx Grade 4+

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WCO is a newly formed orchestra of adult amateur musicians from a wide variety of backgrounds and abilities. As a community orchestra we aim to provide the opportunity for all players whether you are a late-starter, re-starter or beginner to make music in a friendly fun environment.

The rehearsals are relaxed with an emphasis on fun and enjoying the experience of playing in a group environment.

New members are always welcome. We don't hold auditions so just turn up for the rehearsal and join in!

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Posted 04 September 2012 - 12:25

City Showtunes Orchestra!
Would you like to play in a Showtunes Orchestra?

* Rehearsals on (usually) alternate Mondays 7.00 - 8.30pm
* No entrance auditions - just bring enthusiasm and commitment!
* Central City location - EC4
* Fun and friendly atmosphere
* Showtunes and popular classics

Contact:
Melanie Nicholls
07967 043112
[email protected]
http://cityshowtunesorchestra.webs.com
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Posted 11 September 2012 - 15:02

Hi

Can you add on Steel City Concert Band in Sheffield smile.gif I've recently joined the band and we need more new players, especially brass!

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We are a small, friendly concert band, rehearsing on Tuesday evenings near the centre of Sheffield. We play a wide variety of music for wind band - marches, classical pieces, film themes.

Are you a young musician, recently left school and struggling to find somewhere to play now you've had to leave the school band?

Or are you a lapsed musician, haven't played for years but fancy giving it a go again?

Steel City Concert Band could be just what you're looking for. You don't have to be a virtuoso and there are no auditions. If you have some playing experience, can read music and can spare a Tuesday evening each week for rehearsals (at the Scout Headquarters on Trippet Lane, near the centre of Sheffield), we'll give you a warm welcome.

Sold your instrument when you left school? Or has it been in the cupboard so long it's fallen into disrepair? No problem - we have instruments you can borrow, including a full drum kit, timpani, cornet, euphonium, tuba, trombone, piccolo and glockenspiel.
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More info at https://sites.google...ityconcertband/ and http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Steel...ld/348401894383
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Posted 22 October 2012 - 10:04

Please add these for the south west

Taunton concert band

http://www.tauntonco...co.uk/1312.html



and Salisbury concert band (previously Salisbury community band)

http://www.salisbury...nityband.co.uk/


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Posted 29 December 2012 - 13:58


Hi Car Expert

Please could you include our Orchestra in your lists. The attached website link gives ongoing information but briefly we meet every Wednesday during termtime at the Leatherhead Institute and have a playthrough for friends and family at the end of each term. We are in need of some more violins and there are no auditions.

http://www.leatherheadorchestra.co.uk/

Thank you

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Posted 06 March 2013 - 19:12

HI Car Expert

Can you add Harmonie Concert Band. We are a windband based in Rayleigh, Essex. There are no entry requirements other than an instrument and bags of enthusiam.

Web address: http://www.harmonie.org.uk/

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Posted 21 October 2013 - 13:57

Could you add our (very) new piano group in Durham. Durham Amateur Pianists http://durhamamateur...blogspot.co.uk/. Adult pianists of any level, any repertoire.


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Posted 30 October 2013 - 20:12

Don't forget Northamptonshire Music and Performing Arts Centre! There are too many county groups, etc to name... :)


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Posted 30 October 2013 - 20:50

Perhaps someone could add the cheatham's pianosummerschool to the OP?


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