Information for our Players

Our Next Concert

After the untimely arrival of the second “Beast from the East” resulted in the cancellation of our March 2018 concert, Chandos decided that this programme was simply too good not to perform so we have rescheduled it as our first concert of the 2019 season.  We were then, and still are, delighted to include the long-awaited return of an old friend to the orchestra — Aydin Önaç — to play one of the most famous and best loved piano concertos of all time, the Rachmaninov Piano Concerto No. 2.  The combination of Aydin with this concerto should make it a memorable occasion.

Starting with the effervescent Roman Carnival by Berlioz, the concert concludes with a spectacular performance of Mahler’s Symphony No. 1.  This popular work is written on a large scale and includes a wide range of elements from naturalistic sounds of the countryside, a rustic dance, a funeral march and an exuberant and up-lifting final movement.

Next Concert Rehearsals

Saturday 9th March

Ledbury Primary School

2:00pm – 3:30pm Mahler (4th mov.)
3:30pm Break
3:45pm – 5:00pm Mahler
5:00pm – 7:00pm Meal break which will include the AGM
7:00pm – 8:30pm Berlioz / Rachmaninov
8:30pm – break Break
8:45pm – 9:30pm Mahler (3rd mov.) No “extra” players needed

Sunday 10th March

Ledbury Primary School

Note that the evening rehearsal is for strings + woodwind and 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 Mahler*
7:45pm Break
8:00pm – 9:00pm Mahler/Berlioz*

* No Trumpets/Trombones/Tuba, only woodwind and horns

Saturday 16th March

Ledbury Primary School

2:00pm – 3:30pm Mahler (4th mov.)
3:30pm break
3:45pm – 5:00pm Mahler
5.00pm – 7.00pm Meal break
7.00pm – 7:45pm Berlioz
7:45pm – break break
8:00pm – 9:30pm Rachmaninov with soloist

Sunday 17th March

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.

A printed version of the above is available here Chandos March 2019.

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 is always possible to try out the orchestra in a workshop before you commit yourself.

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