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East Midlands Recorder Orchestra


At last!  A chance for the East Midlands to have its own Recorder Orchestra!

The orchestra, conducted by Sheila Richards, is now entering its third season. It normally rehearses on the third Sunday of the month from 2pm to 5pm at St Giles Community Hall, Main Street, Balderton NG24 3LN – just outside Newark, Nottinghamshire. Members are asked to pay a modest annual subscription of £25 (£10 students) to cover the hire of the hall.

Here is a full list of rehearsal dates for the 2019/20 season;

SEPTEMBER 15th 2019

OCTOBER 20th 2019

NOVEMBER 17th 2019

DECEMBER 15th 2019

JANUARY 19th 2020

FEBRUARY 16th 2020

MARCH 15th 2020

APRIL 26th 2020 (note the change of date!)

MAY 17th 2020

JUNE 21st 2020

JULY 19th 2020

Prospective members should have a good standard of playing and sight-reading – and be prepared to play any of the usual sizes of recorder (descant, treble, tenor or bass) as required.  Players of larger instruments (great bass and contrabass recorders) are particularly welcome – in the interests of balance, the size of the orchestra may be dictated by number of bass players…

The aim is to work on repertoire suitable for orchestral forces:  this will be a mixture of compositions and arrangements of music, covering a wide range of styles. It is hoped that we might be able to give occasional concerts so a willingness to practise is expected.

Our last concert was at 4pm on Sunday 19th May. The concert will be held at Fernwood Village Hall, Rubys Avenue, Fernwood NG24 3RS 

The programme included;
Overture to Music for the Royal Fireworks – Handel
Romanian Dances – Bartok
3 Pieces from Foreign Parts – Moszkowski
Symphony in F – Arne
Entry of the Gladiators – Fucik

Admission was free but there was a retiring collection to raise money for Beaumond House Community Hospice.

The concert raised nearly £575 for Beaumond House Community Hospice in memory of the composer, Paul Richards.

For those of you who missed our first concert, you can hear items on our  Facebook Page.

If you are interested in joining the orchestra, please email Sheila giving your details and which instruments you prefer to play.

The East Midlands Recorder Orchestra is affiliated to the Society of Recorder Players a Registered Charity No. 282751, Scottish Registered Charity No. SC038422

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