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.
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.
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.
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.