Wednesday 31 August 2016

Jonathan will be conducting our first rehearsal of the new season this Sunday. The current rehearsal schedule can be found here.

Saturday 4 June 2016

5th July rehearsal

This rehearsal will be in effect the first rehearsal for our November concert. Michael Hitchcock will be conducting so will be concentrating on the Emperor waltz, but we will also look at the other items in the programme.

Sunday 3 April 2016

24th April Rehearsal

The schedule for the rehearsal on Sunday 24th April with Hannah is as follows:

14.00: Canteloube Set 3
14.45: Bailero
15.05: Mozart Aria
15.25: Tea break
15:40: Beethoven (followed by Haffner if time allows)
17.00: Finish

Friday 1 April 2016

3rd April Rehearsal

This rehearsal is starting with the Mozart aria.

Therefore, flutes, first oboe, trumpets and timps will not be needed till around 2.25.
Second oboe will be needed from 3.00.

Everyone else, please be ready to play from 2 as usual.

Tuesday 23 February 2016

David Preston Memorial Service

A memorial service to David Preston, co-founder of the orchestra, will be held on Friday 4th March 2016 at St Paul's Church Rusthall TN4 8XD (map).

Sunday 31 January 2016

February Rehearsal

Our next rehearsal is on Sunday 7th February. The timings are:
  1. 2.00 - 2.40 Mozart Haffner
  2. 2.40 - 3.20 Beethoven
  3. 3.20 - 3.40 Break
  4. 3.40 - 4.15 Beethoven (cont.)
  5. 4.15 - 4.35 Bailero
  6. 4.35 - 5.00 Mozart aria
The full rehearsal schedule can be viewed on the May Concert Rehearsal Schedule page.

Friday 22 January 2016

David Preston

It is with great sadness that we learned of the death of David Preston last Monday night. David was one of the founders of the orchestra as well as our principal flute player and chairman. A supportive, enthusiastic and talented musician, he was a larger than life character who always found time to enjoy a good joke as well as good beer. He will be sorely missed by everyone who knew him and our thoughts go out to his family and friends at this time.

Sunday 3 January 2016

May concert

The provisional programme is:
Mozart  —"Haffner" Symphony (no. 35)
Canteloube — Songs of the Auvergne Set 3, plus the Bailero from Set 1
Beethoven — Symphony no 4

This should give the first bassoon ample time to practice double tonguing.