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Cellos 2006The orchestra rehearses on Mondays from 19:30 to 22:00 at Bishop Justus CE School, Magpie Hall Lane, Bromley BR2 8HZ. We welcome applications from prospective members and ask new members to complete an address form and Gift Aid declaration at their first rehearsal. We collect an annual subscription from members who attend rehearsals. Seating positions are rotated where possible and there are opportunities to perform solo parts.

Playing members commit to the full rehearsal series for each concert they play in. If an absence is unavoidable please contact your section leader immediately, and if you were due to rehearse a solo part, please find a deputy. Members are also expected to put in the necessary time outside rehearsals to learn and practise the pieces they perform, and to promote ticket sales for all the orchestra’s concerts. 

Please bring a music stand to rehearsals. Bowed string parts are available after the first rehearsal and we expect string players to mark up their own parts.

There is a mailing list for members and a facebook members group 'BSO Tutti', an official facebook page and a twitter feed @BromleySymphony. Tea, coffee and biscuits are available for 50p at rehearsals. Some members socialise at The Two Doves in Oakley Road after rehearsals and The Railway in West Wickham after concerts.

We currently have vacancies for a principal trumpet, co-principal trombone, violins and harps of approximately grade 8 standard (most other instruments have a waiting list). Audition is usually just by sitting beside the section leader for part of a rehearsal.
Sunday, 11 June, 2017 - 10:30
St George's Bickley CE Primary School, Tylney Road, Bromley BR1 2RL

Mozart Workshop Day. The last Three Great Symphonies

Note location

10.30. No. 40 rehearse.
1Fl. 2.2. 2.   2.0.0.0. Strings.

12.00 Break.

12.15 Play through No.40

1.00 Lunch break.

2.00. No.39 rehearse.
1.0.2.2.  2.2.0.0. T Strings.

3.30 Break

3.45 Play through No.39.

4.15 Tea Break.

4.45  No.41 rehearse.
1.2.0.2.   2.2.0.0. T. Strings.

5.45 Break.

6.00 Play through No.41.

6.40 Finish.

6.45 Trombone solo!

Monday, 11 September, 2017 - 19:30
Bishop Justus CE School, Magpie Hall Lane, Bromley BR2 8HZ

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Monday, 18 September, 2017 - 19:30
Bishop Justus CE School, Magpie Hall Lane, Bromley BR2 8HZ

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Monday, 25 September, 2017 - 19:30
Bishop Justus CE School, Magpie Hall Lane, Bromley BR2 8HZ

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Monday, 2 October, 2017 - 19:30
Bishop Justus CE School, Magpie Hall Lane, Bromley BR2 8HZ

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Monday, 9 October, 2017 - 19:30
Bishop Justus CE School, Magpie Hall Lane, Bromley BR2 8HZ

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Monday, 16 October, 2017 - 19:30
Bishop Justus CE School, Magpie Hall Lane, Bromley BR2 8HZ

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Monday, 30 October, 2017 - 19:30
Bishop Justus CE School, Magpie Hall Lane, Bromley BR2 8HZ

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Monday, 6 November, 2017 - 19:30
Bishop Justus CE School, Magpie Hall Lane, Bromley BR2 8HZ

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Saturday, 11 November, 2017 - 14:15
Langley Park Centre for the Performing Arts, South Eden Park Road, Beckenham BR3 3BP

Rehearsal

Saturday, 11 November, 2017 - 19:45
Langley Park Centre for the Performing Arts, South Eden Park Road, Beckenham BR3 3BP

Marquez: Danson No.2.
11 mins. Faber. 
2.2.2.2-4.2.3.1 - 4 perc Percussion: 1: timp; 2: claves, sn dr, lg sus cym; 3: guiro, 3 toms; 4: b dr - piano - strings

Casals arr Brown:  ‘Song of the Birds’
5 mins. AB Parts. 1,0,1,0. 1,0,0,0. Tri. Str.

Debussy: ‘Iberia’ from ‘Images’. 
20 mins.  Kalmus Libray set.
4(Picc), 3(CA), 3, 4(Con). 4,3,3,1. T. 4 Perc. 2 Harps, Celeste, Str.

Interval.

De Falla: ‘Nights in the Garden of Spain’
Soloist Catherine Borner
23 mins. Hire from Chester.
3(Picc),3(CA),2,2.  4,2,3,1.  T. 2 Perc. 1 Hp, Celeste, Str.

Ravel: ‘Bolero’
13 mins. Hire Durand. May now be Kalmus.
3(Picc),3(CA),3, Eb, BCl, 2Saxs,3(Con).  4,4,3,1.  T.4 Perc. Hp, Celeste, Str.

Monday, 13 November, 2017 - 19:30
Bishop Justus CE School, Magpie Hall Lane, Bromley BR2 8HZ

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Monday, 20 November, 2017 - 19:30
Bishop Justus CE School, Magpie Hall Lane, Bromley BR2 8HZ

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Monday, 27 November, 2017 - 19:30
Bishop Justus CE School, Magpie Hall Lane, Bromley BR2 8HZ

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Monday, 4 December, 2017 - 19:30
Bishop Justus CE School, Magpie Hall Lane, Bromley BR2 8HZ

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Monday, 11 December, 2017 - 19:30
Bishop Justus CE School, Magpie Hall Lane, Bromley BR2 8HZ

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Monday, 8 January, 2018 - 19:30
Bishop Justus CE School, Magpie Hall Lane, Bromley BR2 8HZ

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Monday, 15 January, 2018 - 19:30
Bishop Justus CE School, Magpie Hall Lane, Bromley BR2 8HZ

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Monday, 22 January, 2018 - 19:30
Bishop Justus CE School, Magpie Hall Lane, Bromley BR2 8HZ

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Saturday, 27 January, 2018 - 14:15
Langley Park Centre for the Performing Arts, South Eden Park Road, Beckenham BR3 3BP

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Saturday, 27 January, 2018 - 19:45
Langley Park Centre for the Performing Arts, South Eden Park Road, Beckenham BR3 3BP

Nielsen: Symphony No.3. 
39 mins. Hire Chester.
Solo off stage soprano and baritone.
3(Picc),3(CA),3,3(Con). 4,3,3,1. T. Str.

Interval.

Vaughan Williams: Oboe Concerto.
Soloist Caroline Marwood
19 mins. Strings only.

Strauss: Suite from ‘Der Rosenkavalier’ 
22 mins. Hire from Boosey.
3(Picc),3(CA), 4 (Eb,BCl.), 3(Con).  4,3,3,1.  T.  5 Perc. Hp, Celeste, Str.

Monday, 29 January, 2018 - 19:30
Bishop Justus CE School, Magpie Hall Lane, Bromley BR2 8HZ

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Monday, 5 February, 2018 - 19:30
Bishop Justus CE School, Magpie Hall Lane, Bromley BR2 8HZ

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Monday, 19 February, 2018 - 19:30
Bishop Justus CE School, Magpie Hall Lane, Bromley BR2 8HZ

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Monday, 26 February, 2018 - 19:30
Bishop Justus CE School, Magpie Hall Lane, Bromley BR2 8HZ

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Monday, 5 March, 2018 - 19:30
Bishop Justus CE School, Magpie Hall Lane, Bromley BR2 8HZ

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Monday, 12 March, 2018 - 19:30
Bishop Justus CE School, Magpie Hall Lane, Bromley BR2 8HZ

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Saturday, 17 March, 2018 - 14:15
Langley Park Centre for the Performing Arts, South Eden Park Road, Beckenham BR3 3BP

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Saturday, 17 March, 2018 - 19:45
Langley Park Centre for the Performing Arts, South Eden Park Road, Beckenham BR3 3BP

Smetana: Overture: ‘The Bartered Bride’ 
7 mins. Library.
3(Picc), 2,2,2.  4,2,3, 0. T. Str.

Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto.
Soloist Anna-Liisa Bezrodny 
33 mins. Library. 2,2,2,2. 4,2,0,0. T. Str.

Interval.

Shostakovitch: Symphony No. 15. 
42 mins. Hire Booseys.
3(Picc), 2,2,2. 4,2,3,1. T. 6Perc. Celeste, Str.

Monday, 19 March, 2018 - 19:30
Bishop Justus CE School, Magpie Hall Lane, Bromley BR2 8HZ

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Monday, 9 April, 2018 - 19:30
Bishop Justus CE School, Magpie Hall Lane, Bromley BR2 8HZ

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Monday, 16 April, 2018 - 19:30
Bishop Justus CE School, Magpie Hall Lane, Bromley BR2 8HZ

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Monday, 23 April, 2018 - 19:30
Bishop Justus CE School, Magpie Hall Lane, Bromley BR2 8HZ

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Monday, 30 April, 2018 - 19:30
Bishop Justus CE School, Magpie Hall Lane, Bromley BR2 8HZ

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Tuesday, 8 May, 2018 - 19:30
Bishop Justus CE School, Magpie Hall Lane, Bromley BR2 8HZ

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Note Tuesday

Monday, 14 May, 2018 - 19:30
Bishop Justus CE School, Magpie Hall Lane, Bromley BR2 8HZ

Rehearsal

Saturday, 19 May, 2018 - 14:15
Langley Park Centre for the Performing Arts, South Eden Park Road, Beckenham BR3 3BP

Rehearsal

Saturday, 19 May, 2018 - 19:45
Langley Park Centre for the Performing Arts, South Eden Park Road, Beckenham BR3 3BP

Bernstein: Overture ‘Candide’
5 mins Hire Boosey.
3(Picc),2,4(Eb,BCl.),3(Con).  4,2,3,1. T. 4 Perc. Hp. Str.

Roy Harris: Symphony No.3.
18 mins. Hire Schirmer.
3(picc),3(CA),3(BCl.),2.   4,3,3,2. T. 2 Perc. Str.

Interval.

Holst: Suite ‘The Planets’
51 mins. Hire Faber/Stainer and bell. May be Library.
4,4,4,4. (Alto Flute, Bass Oboe). 6,4,3,1. Ten Tuba, 2 Sets Timps, 4 Perc. 2 Hp. Celeste, Organ (Keyboard). Chorus will be keyboard as before used in ‘Daphnis’

This will be a Centenary Performance. Premiere Conducted by Sir Adrian Boult, Adrian's teacher, in September 1918.

Monday, 21 May, 2018 - 19:30
Bishop Justus CE School, Magpie Hall Lane, Bromley BR2 8HZ

Rehearsal for composition competition

Monday, 28 May, 2018 - 19:30
Bishop Justus CE School, Magpie Hall Lane, Bromley BR2 8HZ

Rehearsal

Monday, 4 June, 2018 - 20:00
Bishop Justus CE School, Magpie Hall Lane, Bromley BR2 8HZ

Annual General Meeting

Saturday, 10 November, 2018 - 19:45
Langley Park Centre for the Performing Arts, South Eden Park Road, Beckenham BR3 3BP

Provisional concert date

Saturday, 26 January, 2019 - 19:45
Langley Park Centre for the Performing Arts, South Eden Park Road, Beckenham BR3 3BP

Provisional concert date

Saturday, 16 March, 2019 - 19:45
Langley Park Centre for the Performing Arts, South Eden Park Road, Beckenham BR3 3BP

Provisional concert date

Saturday, 18 May, 2019 - 19:45
Langley Park Centre for the Performing Arts, South Eden Park Road, Beckenham BR3 3BP

Provisional concert date

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