Friday, 13 November 2015

14th November rehearsal

To all orchestra members,
The timings of the rehearsal on the 14th November are as follows:

  1. 2.15 - 2.30 Glinka 
  2. 2.30 - 3.15 Nutcracker
  3. 3.30 - 4.00 Peter and the Wolf
  4. 4.00 - 5.00 Rachmaninoff

Please note the later rehearsal start time of 2.15.

Saturday, 19 September 2015

There will be an extra children's concert at 4.30 on the 8th November when we will perform Peter and the Wolf only.

Wednesday, 16 September 2015

Our AGM will be after the October rehearsal. If anyone would like to take over either a committee or other post (e.g. publicity officer, programme designer, etc.), or has any items that might take some time to discuss, please let Jon (acting chairman) know as soon as possible. An agenda will be sent out at the end of September.

Saturday, 29 August 2015

September rehearsal

Our first rehearsal of the new season will be on Sunday 6th September and will be in preparation for the concert in November.
The 2016 concert dates have now been finalised and can be found on our Rehearsal Dates page.

Wednesday, 1 July 2015

As usual, there will be no rehearsal in July or August. We wish you all a very pleasant summer and hope to see you again in the autumn.

Monday, 1 June 2015

June rehearsal

The June rehearsal will be the first one for our Russian concert in November.

Friday, 15 May 2015

A review of our 2015 Spring concert by Sybil Yates and Bob David can now be read on the Reviews page.

Sunday, 10 May 2015

2015 Spring Concert

Everyone spoken to agrees that our spring concert, on May 9th 2015 was one of our best. Thank you to everyone involved, including members of the orchestra, Francis Griffin, Nina Alupii-Morton and the Maynards who have worked so hard towards making this concert a great success. Last, but by no means least, a huge thank you to our audience, without who none of this would be possible.

Sunday, 1 March 2015

March rehearsal

The March rehearsal is a sectional; strings will be in the main hall with Francis and wind players will be upstairs with Jonathan.

Thursday, 1 January 2015

Barry Stronge

It is with great sadness that we report the passing away of Barry Stronge over the Christmas period. Barry was the principal bassoonist at North Downs until a few years ago. After he stopped playing he maintained an active interest in music and continued composing for the rest of his life. He will be greatly missed by everyone who knew him.