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East Midlands Recorder Orchestra

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

The orchestra, conducted by Sheila Richards, is now entering its second 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 2017/18 season;

SEPTEMBER 17th 2017

OCTOBER 15th 2017

NOVEMBER 19th 2017

DECEMBER 17th 2017

JANUARY 21st 2018

FEBRUARY 18th 2018

MARCH 18th 2018

APRIL 22nd 2018 (note the change of date!)

MAY 20th 2018

JUNE 17th 2018

JULY 15th 2018

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.

We are looking forward to presenting our first concert at 4pm on Sunday 20th May. The concert wil be held at St Giles Community Hall, Main Street, Balderton NG24 3LN 

The programme will include;
Brook Green Suite – Holst
The Imps of Lincoln – Paul Richards
Mountain Mosaic – Glen Shannon
Chaconne – Buxtehude
Folk Songs from Somerset – Vaughan Williams
Fantasia su ‘Scampagnata dell’orso Teddi’ – David Cranmer

We hope to raise money for Beaumond House Community Hospice in memory of the composer, Paul Richards

 

If you are interested please email Sheila giving your details and which instruments you prefer to play.

 

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