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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

Music from last concert

November 11th 2018

I am missing a double bass part for the Butterworth, and I think a double bass part for the Ravel. It's difficult to know with the Ravel since it is Adrian's set, and there is no inventory, but there are normally 4 bass parts in a set. Please let me know by email if you have these. Please can everyone try to keep their music in one piece, repairing as necessary with tape. I am surprised some of those parts didn't disintegrate on the stand. Thanks ...Continue Reading

BSO Librarian

November 5th 2018

It is time for me to pass the librarian baton onto someone else. These are the duties: * To hire music in advance of the start of the next concert's rehearsal sessions, preferably 2 weeks in advance to give Adrian a chance to bow parts, and for you to get additional music sets printed as the BSO string sections have now expanded beyond the size catered for by standard orchestral sets * To package music up into folders for each of the orchestral sections before the fir ...Continue Reading

Bromley Concert Reminder for Saturday November 10th

October 26th 2018

This is a reminder that the first concert of our 2018-19 Centenary season is on Saturday 10th November at Langley Park Centre for the Performing Arts BR3 3BP. In our Armistice Centenary concert, Brahms’ arresting Tragic Overture is followed by Butterworth’s nostalgically lyrical ‘A Shropshire Lad’, written in the shadow of WWI. Ravel’s jazzy and virtuosic Concerto for the Left Hand follows - commissioned by a pianist who lost an arm in the conflict. After the interval we present Elgar’s Second Sy ...Continue Reading

Sevenoaks Music Club

October 16th 2018

Hi all I have been asked by a friend to give a heads up about this club. You don’t have to be a member to book concert tickets - some good ‘names’ on the calendar! Helen ...Continue Reading

Mugs, publicity and Twitter...

October 15th 2018

Hi All A few very sensible people have started bringing their own mugs/cups to rehearsal for tea and coffee. This is something we should all be moving towards if possible. Enviromentally speaking it will save us from using all those plastic and polystyrene cups and bearing in mind the temperature of the water, it will save a lot of scorched fingers. So if at all possible can members start bringing their own re-usable receptacles to rehearsal. Secondly, we are trying to find new avenues for ...Continue Reading

Re: From AB Rehearsal schedule

October 10th 2018

Dear All A pair of glasses in a case marked 'DEC2013' were left at the rehearsal on Monday night. I think they belong to a member of the string section based upon where they were located. I have them now. I will bring them along next Monday although if anyone would like to claim them before the rehearsal I work in Bromley and could arrange to exchange after work. Alternatively you could visit the the sunny village of West Kingsdown along the A20 just past Brands Hatch. Regards, James 01474 ...Continue Reading

From AB Rehearsal schedule

October 10th 2018

Given the work done on the Ravel on Monday I have decided to concentrate on Mov 1 and 3 of the Elgar this coming Monday the 15th. We will still play the Brahms at 9.30. No Ravel. Please can all parts in all strings be bowed by then. Bowings are needed to rehearse what is required, Thanks. Yours, Adrian Sent from [1] Mail for Windows 10 [1] ...Continue Reading

Bromley Symphony Players concert on Saturday 13th October

October 9th 2018

Bernard Brook Dear Friends, I hope you are looking forward to the 100th anniversary season of Bromley Symphony Orchestra as much as I am. The next concert is on the 10th November, but prior to that this coming Saturday (the 13th Oct.), there is to be a concert given by members of the string section - the Bromley Symphony Players. This concert is at St. Mary's church, 61 College road, Bromley BR1 3QG at 19:30. The program is as follows: Handel: Concerto Grosso Op6 No.12 Vivaldi: ...Continue Reading

Minutes of BSO Committee Meeting 11th September 2018

October 3rd 2018

Dear members You have been advised that Sarah Norman stood down as BSO Secretary after the AGM, but not that I was elected on June 20th to that role. It was agreed by the last committee that the minutes of committee meetings would be shared with members; this was to come into effect from January this year. As discussed at the last AGM, this has not yet been implemented for various technical reasons. The new committee met for the first time on September 11th and affirmed its intention to resp ...Continue Reading

Tickets for individual concerts available

September 11th 2018

Tickets for individual concerts in our 2018-19 centenary season are now on sale at [1] 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. [1] ht ...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


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 <[1]">wowo[2]> Date: Wed, Jun 13, 2018 at 11:49 AM Subject: Philharmonia Orchestra - Korea-UK Celebration with Female conductor Shiyeon Sung To: Dear WOW Orchestra 2018, I hope you are all well? Our friends at the Phi ...Continue Reading
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