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BSO February 25th

February 17th 2019

The schedule is for Strauss all evening. However it has been suggested that we should spend more time on the Reed so we will tuck in a rehearsal of the first movement of the Reed towards the end of the rehearsal. You will therefore need parts for both the Monday and Tuesday evenings of the Reed. Thanks, Adrian Sent from [1] Mail for Windows 10 [1] ...Continue Reading

BSO Centenary Reception 26 May 2019

February 15th 2019

Dear all You will recall we canvassed everyone’s views a while back on holding a reception for members and invited guests to mark our centenary. This will take place on the afternoon of 26 May at Ripley. We need help to make all the arrangements. I’m happy to coordinate but I do not realistically have time to do more, what with still trying to write the orchestra history and full-time work! The main things that need arranging are: \[\-\-tYpKEaFcDM_TMP[if !supportLists]DM_TMPtYpKEaFc\-\-\]& ...Continue Reading


February 11th 2019

Hi I will be bringing some of the remaining travel mugs (there are 19 left) and some china mugs to each rehearsal. Just a reminder that the travel mugs are £7.50 and the china £5. I f you haven't bought one yet, please support your orchestra by buying one. Any profits will go help boost orchestra funds for what have been a particularly costly couple of years! See you later Judy -- [IMAGE]" style="clear: both; display: block; max-width: 100%; ...Continue Reading

a link from Alice McVeigh

February 5th 2019

Dear friends, My parents are almost 90 but life-long classical music-lovers, and it was they who asked me to get the video made of Simon's concert with the orchestra. I called my friend Chris Beston, who has made videos for the orchestra before. Chris got quite inspired on the night and has since spent ages editing it, with different angles etc. The recording guys (and the aged parents, of course) are thrilled with it. As requested by several players last night, here is the link - with mas ...Continue Reading

RE: Lost fingerless gloves at last nights rehearsal

January 29th 2019

I have them....I tried to catch you but you were gone! Judy ---- Jane Ferdinando via BSO members wrote ---- From: [1]" style="color: #2199e8; font-family: Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif; font-weight: 400; line-height: 1.3; margin: 0; padding: 0; text-align: left; text-decoration: none;">jane[2] Hello all, Just wondering if anyone found a pair of purple fingerless gloves last night, they were hand knitted for me so are quite sentimental. ...Continue Reading

Lost fingerless gloves at last nights rehearsal

January 29th 2019

Hello all, Just wondering if anyone found a pair of purple fingerless gloves last night, they were hand knitted for me so are quite sentimental. Thank you! Jane Sent from my iPad ...Continue Reading

Help setting up tonight if possible

January 28th 2019

Hi all, James is feeling a bit under the weather and I have not been great over the last few weeks so just putting a plea out to anyone who could help us tonight with setting up. We would be really grateful! Thanks :) Vicky ...Continue Reading

Last night's concert

January 27th 2019

Congratulations to everyone on a magnificent concert last night! Terrific music-making and commitment throughout the Mahler, with plenty of fine solo playing; and John Lill was delighted with the sensitive rendering of the Beethoven. He acknowledged that he tested us with some new ideas during the performance, and together we rose to the challenge! Thanks for all and best wishes, Simon ...Continue Reading

Missing Music

January 27th 2019

I am missing the following music: Two Mozart Violin 1 parts, labelled 19 and 20. There should be 6 parts in total. How many desks were playing in the concert? One Mahler Violin 2 part, labelled 6/7 Please respond to this email if you have those parts so that I know where they are. Also, it would be nice if it wasn't just the usual suspects putting away stands and chairs after the concerts and rehearsals. If you have bulky instruments or bring your own seating (e.g. percussion, basses, harps ...Continue Reading

Fwd: Social Media & Content

January 25th 2019

Hi All, Just re-sending the link to the rehearsal photos as some people didn't receive it before (sorry if you have!). I keep the folder updated regularly so every time you see me in rehearsals, those pic/videos will be in this folder: [1]Rehearsal Photos/Videos (Let me know if the link doesn't work!) Content is also posted on Instagram @bromleysymphony and can also be found [2]here, so give us a follow! If you're not on Instagram, I will also be keeping the Twitter/Facebook up to date w ...Continue Reading

Final minutes of committee meeting on 15th January 2019

January 22nd 2019

BSO Concert Reminder for Saturday January 26th

January 14th 2019

This is a reminder that the second concert of our 2018-19 Centenary season is on Saturday 26th January at Langley Park Centre for the Performing Arts BR3 3BP. In our second concert Mozart’s small-but-perfectly-formed Symphony 32 precedes the internationally renowned John Lill, who joins us in Beethoven’s First Piano Concerto. Then, Mahler’s monumental First Symphony (the ‘Titan’), which exemplifies his comment: ‘To write a symphony is, for me, to construct a world.’ And to mark our centenary ...Continue Reading

Centenary mugs

January 13th 2019

If you are on Facebook, you will have seen that the centenary mugs are ready! They will be on sale from tomorrow at rehearsals and at the concerts. The china mugs are £5 and the travel mugs are £7.50, so if you want to buy one bring some money to rehearsal! Judy -- [IMAGE]" style="clear: both; display: block; max-width: 100%; outline: none; text-decoration: none; width: auto;" /> ...Continue Reading

FW: Great string playing opportunity - Kata Kabanova 27/28 April

January 8th 2019

One for the string players From: Jon Cooley <jonc[1]> Sent: 08 January 2019 19:29 To: undisclosed-recipients: Subject: Great string playing opportunity - Kata Kabanova 27/28 April Dear orchestra manager assuming no clash with your ensembles commitments I would be very grateful if you could circulate this unique opportunity to your strings many thanks Jon Cooley [1] ...Continue Reading

Christmas Single

December 4th 2018

Hi everyone. Forgive this slightly off-topic message. I would say it has a musical connection, but that’s a highly dubious claim to make. As many of you know, we (a chap called Lester Barnes who lives in my home village of Chelsfield, and I) write and record a ludicrous Christmas single every year; well since 2015 at any rate. There is a new one out – officially released along with a video tonight, if you’re interested. Actually it’s released tonight, whether you’re interested or not. We ...Continue Reading

New recordings on website

November 26th 2018

If anyone’s interested, recordings of the May concert are now on the archive page of the website [1] And recordings of the five Composition Competition finalists are now here [2] -- Phil McKerracher +44 7565 803841 [3] [1] [2] [3] ...Continue Reading

BSO Committee minutes 30 October 2018

November 18th 2018

Dear all Please see attached minutes of the recent committee meeting. No redaction has been necessary. Where action has already taken place since the meeting an “Update at 18/11” has been added. Kind regards Chris Richardson Secretary ...Continue Reading

FW: Bromley Symphony Orchestra 10th November

November 12th 2018

Dear All, Thought you would like to see this. Not just us who think we’re good. Paul From: Simon Robinson <i[1]> Sent: 12 November 2018 12:40 To: Paul Jenner <pdje[2]> Subject: Re: Bromley Symphony Orchestra 10th November Dear Paul, Thank you for inviting Nicholas to perform at Saturday night’s concert. It was an honour and privilege for him and for myself to be there. Nicholas and I hugely enjoyed the experience and t ...Continue Reading

Fwd: Social Media & Content

November 11th 2018

Hi All, The new Instagram account is live! The account is @bromleysymphony and can also be found [1]here, so give us a follow! If you're not on Instagram, I will also be keeping the Twitter/Facebook up to date with the images posted and feel free to share anything. If you would like to see or use any of the photos/videos I took during rehearsals or add your own, they can be found here: [2]Rehearsal Photos/Videos(Let me know if the link doesn't work!) Thank you for letting me film you ...Continue Reading

Rehearsal Schedule for January

November 11th 2018

Dear All, Please find attached the rehearsal Schedule for January. Paul ...Continue Reading
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