Information for Orchestra Members

Page Last Updated on: 16th November 2022

Rehearsal Schedule

Thursdays 7.30pm - 9:30pm - At Rex Freeman Hall, Chesterton Community College, Cambridge unless otherwise stated. (See link for car parking information)


Winter Term 2022 (Beginning on 15th September 2022)

Half-term break: No half-term break for this term


Concert Date and Venue: FRIDAY 16th December, venue St Giles' Church (Time 8pm)


Programme:

  • Beethoven: Fidelio Overture (Woodwind 2.2.2.2 | Brass 4.2.2.0 | Timpani | Strings)

  • Bizet: L'arlesienne Suite No. 1 (Woodwind 2.1+1.2.2.Auto Sax | Brass 4.4.3.0 | Timpani + Drum + Harp / Keyboard | Strings)

  • Mozart: Clarinet Concert (Soloist Simon Kelly) (Woodwind 2.0.0.2, 2 Horns, Strings)

  • Gershwin: An American in Paris:

    • Woodwinds: 3 flutes (1 piccolo), 2 oboes, 1 cor anglais, 2 clarinet, 1 bass clarinet, 2 bassoons, 3 saxes (alto, tenor, bari)

    • Brass: 4 horns, 3 trumpets, 3 trombones, tuba

    • 4 Percussions: Xylo / Glock / Celeste, Snare Drum, Cymbal, Brass Drum, Triangle, Woodblock, 2 tom-toms, 4 taxi horns

    • Strings


Rehearsal timeline:

  • Nov 17: Mozart, Bizet (3rd movement)

  • Nov 24: Gershwin

  • Dec 1: Beethoven, Bizet

  • Dec 8: Gershwin

  • Dec 15: All

  • Dec 16 FRIDAY: (Concert Day - Venue: St Giles' Church)

    • Short warm-up rehearsal at 6.30pm

    • Concert: 8pm





Spring Term 2023 (Beginning on 12th January 2023)

Half-term break: 16th February 2023

Concert Date and Venue: FRIDAY 31st March 2023, venue St Giles' Church (Time 8pm)


Rehearsal timeline:

  • Jan 12

  • Jan 19

  • Jan 26

  • Feb 2

  • Feb 9

HALF-TERM ON FEB 16

  • Feb 23

  • Mar 2

  • Mar 9

  • Mar 16

  • Mar 23

  • Mar 30

  • Mar 31 FRIDAY: (Concert Day - Venue St Giles' Church)

  • Short warm-up rehearsal at 6.30pm

  • Concert: 8pm





Summer Term 2022 (Beginning on 27th April 2023)

Half-term break: 1st June 2023

Concert Date and Venue: SATURDAY 8th July 2023, venue St George's Church (Time 7.30pm)


Rehearsal timeline:

  • Apr 27

  • May 4

  • May 11

  • May 18

  • May 25

HALF-TERM JUN 1

  • Jun 8

  • Jun 15

  • Jun 22

  • Jun 29

  • Jul 7 FRIDAY

  • Jul 8 SATURDAY: (Concert Day)

    • Short warm-up rehearsal at 6pm

    • Concert: 7.30pm



For general information about the orchestra and how to become a member, please see about us.

The orchestra is a charity, the aims and organisation of which are described in the constitution.

There is also a document of guidance for members covering general good practice