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Tickets for individual concerts available

September 11th 2018

Tickets for individual concerts in our 2018-19 centenary season are now on sale at with good seats still available in all areas - this is your chance to choose your own seats for a very special season. Season tickets (four concerts for the price of three) are also still available at the same address. The season brochure is attached in PDF format. Please feel free to forward this to all your friends! We hope to see you in a sold-out venue.   ...Continue Reading


August 17th 2018

Dear All, Please find attached the rehearsal schedule for the November Concert.We will be setting up as we did for the Brahms, with the Second Violins to Adrian’s right with the Cellos in the middle and basses behind.For those that weren’t at the AGM, the subscriptions are now £140.00 and David will be only too happy to receive them.See you on the 10th Paul Paul Jenner  ...Continue Reading

Re: Redaction of soloists finances

July 2nd 2018

Dear SarahI feel some points need making here.  Usually “Reply All” should be avoided, but in this instance as you have addressed the entirety of the membership it is appropriate to copy them in.The Secretary is not prevented from contributing to discussions at the AGM.  If these points were of relevance to any of the discussions at the most recent AGM there was the opportunity then to air them.  We pay our soloists fees, because they are contracted to provide services to us. &nb ...Continue Reading

Redaction of soloists finances

July 2nd 2018

Hi All You may remember the redaction of financial information was discussed at the AGM. I want to outline why I insisted and will continue to insist that this is redacted. Under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) a person's salary constitutes personal data. The orchestra cannot therefore process it without one of seven legal basis for processing. These legal basis apply to each process of the data therefore the sharing with the committee and sharing with the membership will each need a lawful basis. Out ...Continue Reading


June 21st 2018

Dear All, I met with Adrian, Simon and the adjudicator Paul Patterson on Tuesday and the winner is Europa which will be performed as part of the May 2019 Concert. The Orchestra voted for Bacchanal and we will endeavour to play that at some point in the near future. Thanks to everyone for their support and those that took the trouble to vote. See you in September Paul Sent from my iPhone ...Continue Reading

Fwd: Philharmonia Orchestra - Korea-UK Celebration with Female conductor Shiyeon Sung

June 14th 2018

Bit short notice, but if anyone's free tonight and fancies this, feel free to use the Promo Code to get 25% off tickets.I thank you!Ness---------- Forwarded message ----------From: WOW orchestra* <>Date: Wed, Jun 13, 2018 at 11:49 AMSubject: Philharmonia Orchestra - Korea-UK Celebration with Female conductor Shiyeon SungTo: Dear WOW Orchestra 2018,I hope you are all well? Our friends at the Philharmonia Orchestra have contacted me. They have a concert thi ...Continue Reading

BSO Secretary

June 13th 2018

Dear All, Following Monday’s AGM Sarah Norman has decided to stand down as the Orchestra’s Secretary. We now need to find a replacement, so I am asking if anyone is willing to be considered to let me know by next Wednesday (20th June). Should there be more than one candidate I will ask you to vote for your preference. Best wishes    Paul   ...Continue Reading

Summer BBQ

June 12th 2018

Greetings, We look forward to seeing as many of you as possible at the BBQ this weekend (Sunday 17th from 12 noon). All the details are on the web site: However, if you know of members/stewards/patrons who aren't on-line please pass on the information. Paul is coordinating the food contributions, payments and raffle prizes: ...Continue Reading

Re: AGM Agenda

June 7th 2018

Can I suggest that this is all kept in committee at the AGM? I don't think we want a repeat of last year... On 07/06/2018 13:27, via BSO members wrote: Dear All Please note that there is a change to the agenda in relation to ...Continue Reading

AGM Agenda

June 7th 2018

Dear All Please note that there is a change to the agenda in relation to the election of the committee. Alice McVeigh has decided to stand down from the committee so that there will be no need to have a contested election. Hope to see as many of you as possible at the Meeting and a further reminder please if you are planning on attending the BBQ. Best wishes Paul Sent from my iPhone ...Continue Reading

Link to BSO competition final five

June 7th 2018

I believe this link will allow anyone to access the files, without having to request access individually:  Send an email direct to or use the contact form on the BSO website. -- Phil McKerracher+44 7565 *From:* <> *Sent:* 06 June 2018 09:40*To:* BSO members <>* ...Continue Reading


June 6th 2018

Please find attached the Agenda for next Monday together with the Minutes from last year. Any apologies to Sarah please. Best wishes Paul   ...Continue Reading

FW: Simon McVeigh shared "BSO competition final five" with you

June 6th 2018

Dear All, Please find the link to Dropbox which contains the scores, notes and a MP3 of the Five works. Please let me know your choice, by Monday so that I can announce it at the AGM. For those not coming Monday please note that the first rehearsal for next season is Monday 10th September. Paul *From:* Simon McVeigh (via Dropbox) <> *Sent:* 05 June 2018 07:04*To:**Subject:* Simon McVeigh shared "BSO competition final ...Continue Reading

Re: Bromley Symphony Players

May 29th 2018

Dear Bernard,Thank you very much for sending me the details of Saturday's lovely concert by the BSP.Val, and Anne and Andrew will all definitely be coming to the concert.  I will definitely be at Ripley on 9th June,Bernard, but this Saturday is Asha's birthday evening in Dublin,so regretfully I cannot be  at the concert.There was a good chance that Asha could have changed her birthday evening location to Bromley and then she and I could have both been at your BSP concert,but her inter ...Continue Reading

Bromley Symphony Players

May 28th 2018

Dear Friends.I would  like to draw your attention to the next Bromley Symphony Players* concert, to be given in support of  "The Corps of Army music Trust*"The concert is to be given at St.Mary's church, College road, Bromley; next Saturday the 2nd June at 19:30* and is to be dedicated to Nicholas Whitehead* a very talented Pianist and friend who unfortunately passed away quite suddenly towards the end of last year. The program is as f ...Continue Reading

Summer BBQ

May 23rd 2018

Dear All, Firstly, thank you for Monday night, I hope you enjoyed it. I have reattached the invite to the BBQ in June. Please confirm as soon as possible so that I can advise Frank of how much food we need to get in. See you on the 4th Paul   Virus-free. ...Continue Reading

Nigel Shipway

May 22nd 2018

Dear Members,For those of you who knew Nigel, please find attached the details of his funeral. A real gentlemen of music who will be sorely missed.Andy  ...Continue Reading

Tonight’s Rehearsal - percussion update

May 21st 2018

I’ve been requested to position percussion on the stage, to save the woodwind from an aural battering! So early-arrivers can lay out the orchestra on the floor as normal, but any help lifting instruments on and off the stage before and after the rehearsal will be gratefully received! David C Sent from my iPhone ...Continue Reading

Tonight’s Rehearsal -Request

May 21st 2018

Hello everyone, As there will be a fair amount of percussion at tonight’s rehearsal, can I ask anyone arriving early to set up to leave a larger amount of space at the rear of the hall clear behind the woodwind so we have room to set up. There won’t be enough space between the trombones and basses, and if we’re tucked into the corner in the usual way, it will affect access to mid-rehearsal refreshments, so it is in everyone’s interest! Thanks, David C Sent from my iPad ...Continue Reading

March survey results

May 20th 2018

If anyone’s interested in the results of the March audience survey, they’re now on our website at  -- Phil McKerracher+44 7565  ...Continue Reading