We rehearse on Wednesday evenings from 7.15pm – 9.45pm, in the wonderful surroundings of St Martin’s Church between Kensal Rise and Kensal Green and have around 50 regular members. We are a friendly and sociable orchestra, but we do expect players to commit themselves to regular attendance throughout the term and undertake private practice. While many members live in North West London, others travel some distance to be part of the orchestra.
We are always glad to hear from potential new members, and our current vacancies are listed below. We also often need extra wind players for repertoire sessions and concerts, so if you play a wind instrument and would like the chance to play some interesting music, or if you would be willing to dep for us occasionally, we would love to hear from you too. Please get in touch with us via our contact page
- Strings – violin, viola and double bass players.
There are no formal auditions: membership is subject to an initial trial period.
We have a relatively short run of rehearsals for concerts, so players need to be at least Grade 8 standard with good sight-reading skills. Orchestral experience is essential.
In order to achieve a balanced orchestra, we rotate violins between 1sts and 2nds and within the sections, so we ask that players should be confident (and happy) playing either part.
Please get in touch with us via our contact page