Would you like to join a group of musicians, a mix of amateurs and professionals, who meet once a fortnight in Chester? We are a friendly group and are looking to increase our string sections in particular.
We meet fortnightly at St Thomas of Canterbury Church Hall, Parkgate Road, Chester, CH1 4AG. Rehearsals are on Friday evenings and run from 7.00 to 9.30 pm with a short break. Our conductor is Andrew Edwards and we play symphonies and other works by Mozart, Haydn, Beethoven, Schubert, Faure, Elgar, Dvorak and Mendelssohn, etc. We aim to give two concerts a year with a professional soloist
There are currently vacancies for string players, a second bassoon and a timpanist. Players need to be of a minimum standard around grade 6/7. There is no audition. Just turn up and give it a go !
We ask members to please provide their own music which can easily be downloaded from IMSLP. The charge per session is £3.
We are currently playing Faure Suite Pelleas and Melisande, Glazunov Serenade no. 2 op.11 and Leo Weiner Serenade for Small Orchestra Op. 3
Our rehearsal dates for 2017/18 season are as follows: (Please note slight change to June/July dates)
Sep 8th; Sep 22nd; Oct 6th; Oct 20th; Nov 3rd; Nov 17th; Dec 1st; Dec 15th, Jan 5th; Jan 19th; Feb 2nd; Feb 16th; Mar 2nd; Mar 16th; Apr 13th; Apr 27th; May 18th; Jun 1st; Jun 15th; Jun 29th and Jul 13th.
Next concert in planning to include Beethoven Symphony No. 7 and an overture and concerto, again with a professional soloist. To be decided.
We held our first concert on Friday 3rd June 2016 in St Mary's Centre, Chester. Our aim was to raise money for instrument donation to Baghdad School of Music. We would like to thank everyone, including our soloists, who helped make our first concert a success enabling us to raise £700. All instruments, including some that were kindly donated, have now been sent.
We held a Beethoven Day on Sunday 26th November 2017. It was enjoyed by all.! Pics. onsite.