We are a group of enthusiastic amateur musicians who meet once a fortnight in Chester.
Our conductor is Helen Thomas and rehearsals are held at St Thomas of Canterbury Parish Hall, Parkgate Road, Chester, CH1 4AG, on alternate Friday evenings from 7.00 to 9.00 pm with a short break. Our repertoire consists of symphonies and other works which are suitable for a small orchestra.
We would love to have more string players and also a second bassoon. There is no audition, just come along and give it a go but please contact us first! We do not aim to give formal concerts but may perform occasionally for charity or friends and family.
We have raised money in the past to send instruments to Baghdad School of Music, which was very successful.
We ask members to provide their own music which can easily be downloaded free of charge from IMSLP. The charge per session is £3. Our venue in Chester is easily accessible by car and has good parking.
Repertoire for September:
Mozart - Overture Il Seraglio
Cui - Im modo populari Petite Suite no. 3 (parts to be provided)
Schubert - Symphony no. 6
Dates for 2019/2020 season are as follows. Please put them in your diaries
Sep 6th & 20th; Oct 4th & 18th; Nov 1st, 15th & 29th; Dec 6th
Jan 3rd, 17th & 31st; Feb 14th & 28th; Mar 13th & 27th; Apr 17th; May 1st & 15th; Jun 5th & 19th; Jul 3rd