Information for our Players

Covid Advice for Rehearsals

Please note that Ledbury Primary School may insist on the wearing of masks inside. Whilst any members are welcome to wear their masks at all times, they would not be required whilst seated in rehearsals and merely for the purpose of walking around out of your seat. If you have any questions contact the Orchestra Manager.

Posted by chair on Friday, October 29, 2021

Next Concert Rehearsals

We are returning to Ledbury Primary School for this concert. What we will do in future is undecided.

Saturday 5 March

Venue Ledbury Primary

2:00pm – 3:30pm Bartok
3:30pm Break
3:45pm – 5:00pm Bartok/Rimsky-Korsakov
5:00pm – 7:00pm Meal break
7:00pm – 8:15pm Brahms
8:15pm Break
8:30pm – 9:30pm Rimsky-Korsakov/Bartok

Sunday 6th March

Venue TBC (No Trumpets or Timpani)

2:30pm – 4:00pm Sectionals (Strings and Wind)
4:00pm – 4:15pm Break
4:15pm – 5:30pm Sectionals (Strings and Wind)
5:30pm – 6:30pm Meal break
6:30pm – 7:45pm Bartok
7:45pm Break
8:00pm – 9:00pm Bartok/Rimsky-Korsakov

Saturday 12th March

Venue Ledbury Primary

2:00pm – 3:30pm Bartok
3:30pm Break
3:45pm – 5:00pm Bartok/Rimsky-Korsakov
5:00pm – 7:00pm Meal break
7:00pm – 8:15pm Brahms
8:15pm Break
8:30pm – 9:30pm Brahms

Sunday 13th 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.

Whilst the Government has discontinued “Plan B”, Chandos Symphony Orchestra continues to ask members to not turn up to rehearsals if they are displaying symptoms of Covid19. Each member should think of their own personal responsibility in making rehearsals safe and secure for everyone. Ledbury Primary continues to adopt Face Masks as part of its policy, and we may be required to do the same thing at the Chase, should this become our new rehearsal venue.

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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If you decide to join your subscription will support the orchestra in maintaining its high standards and exciting repertoire. Our list of subscriptions, payment and Gift Aid details can be downloaded here: Subscriptions for 2021.