Rehearsals

We meet each Monday evening during Hampshire term time, from 7.30 – 9.30pm at The Friends Meeting House, 1a Ordnance Road, Southampton, SO15 2AZ, with a short break for tea and chat during the rehearsal.

Our repertoire is normally any string orchestra music we think we can manage from Corelli to Bartok, and occasionally beyond. The emphasis is on shaping performances which give pleasure, stimulus and satisfaction mainly to the players themselves, but a couple of times a year we also hope similarly to engage our audiences.

Membership

We invite you to join us for some introductory rehearsals, free of charge, whilst you try some of our repertoire and get to know us. We will probably ask you to sit at the front of the section for part of one rehearsal. If you would then like to consider becoming a member of the orchestra, we will discuss with you whether your skills are a good fit for our current balance of string players.

As a member, we ask for subs of £90 per year (or £45 twice a year), to cover hall hire, music costs etc, and for a commitment to participate in two concerts a year.

Do please get in touch if you'd like to try us out!

2018-2019 Season Calendar

Rehearsal dates for the first half of 2019 are shown below.

Rehearsal Schedule

Date Repertoire Notes
28th January 2019 Vivaldi, Mendelssohn Sinfonia II & III
4th February 2019 Vivaldi, Mendelssohn Sinfonia II & III, Ireland Downland suite I
11th February 2019 Vivaldi, Mendelssohn Sinfonia II & III, Ireland Downland suite I (IV)
18th February 2019 NO REHEARSAL Half term
25th February 2019 Mendelssohn Sinfonia I / II / III, Ireland I / IV
4th March 2019 Ireland I / II / III / IV, Britten I
11th March 2019 Britten I / IV, Mozart II / III
18th March 2019 Britten I / II / III / IV, Mozart II / III
25th March 2019 Bach III, Mozart I / II / III
1st April 2019 Bach I / III, Mozart I / II / III
8th April 2019 NO REHEARSAL Easter
15th April 2019 NO REHEARSAL Easter
22nd April 2019 NO REHEARSAL Easter Monday
29th April 2019 Vivaldi, Britten
6th May 2019 NO REHEARSAL Bank holiday
13th May 2019 Ireland, Bach
20th May 2019 Mendelssohn, Vivaldi, Bach
27th May 2019 NO REHEARSAL Bank Holiday
3rd June 2019 Bach / Vivaldi / Mozart (with keyboard?)
8th or 9th June 2019 Provisional informal appearance at Royal Victoria Country Park
10th June 2019 Mendelssohn, Britten, Vivaldi, Mozart, Ireland, Bach (with bass?)
15th June 2019 Mendelssohn, Britten, Vivaldi (interval), Ireland, Bach Summer Concert Saturday 3pm St Alban's Church

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