Information for our Players

Our Next Concert

For our November concert, Michael Lloyd programmes Bruckner's monumental 9th Symphony. Back in Chandos‘ history, Michael organised an orchestral workshop focusing on this work with the aim of encouraging players to imagine what was possible — helping them to develop and grow into the larger ensemble that ultimately became our current orchestra!

Add to this the fact that international longstanding Chandos friend David Cohen is returning to perform Elgar's timeless Cello Concerto in Malvern, this will prove to be a very special 40th anniversary concert indeed.

Not only are we celebrating 40 years of this wonderful orchestra, but additionally 30 of those under the expert direction of Music Director Michael Lloyd. In keeping with this we complete our programme with Parry's Elegy for Brahms — celebrating 100 years since the composer's death.

Next Concert Rehearsals

Saturday 10th November

Ledbury Primary School

2:00pm – 3:30pm Bruckner
3:30pm – 3:45pm break
3:45pm – 5:00pm Bruckner
5:00pm – 7:00pm Meal break
7:00pm – 8:30pm Parry
8:30pm – 8:45pm break
8:45pm – 9:30pm Elgar

Sunday 11th November

Ledbury Primary School

Note that the evening rehearsal is for strings + woodwind and 4 horns

2:30pm – 4:00pm Strings only
4:00pm – 4:15pm break
4:15pm – 5:30pm Strings only
5:30pm – 6:30pm Meal break
6:30pm – 7:45pm Parry
7:45pm – 8:00pm break
8:00pm – 9:00pm Parry/Elgar

Saturday 17th November

Ledbury Primary School

2:00pm – 3:30pm Bruckner
3:30pm – 3:45pm break
3:45pm – 5:00pm Bruckner
5.00pm – 7.00pm Meal break
7.00pm – 7:45pm Parry
7:45pm – 8:00pm break
8:00pm – 9:30pm Elgar (with soloist)

Sunday 18th November

 The Forum Theatre, Malvern

2:30pm – 5.30pm Rehearsal order to be confirmed
4.00pm – 4:20pm break

Concert at 7:30pm

​A reminder to all our players: please remember to sign in and out when entering/leaving the theatre.

New players are always welcome… 

Auditions are not necessary but a glance at our repertoire will indicate the level at which we play. Chandos has a professional leader and conductor and we rehearse intensively over two weekends with a concert on the second Sunday. There are usually some vacancies in the strings, although less often in other sections, but it's worth asking! However, we will be pleased to keep your name on file for future occasions. Young players are particularly encouraged to contact us, especially if they are approaching grade 8. It always possible to try out the orchestra in a workshop before you commit yourself.

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