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

19:30 Mahler 1, 6, 3, 5 

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

19:30 Schumann

21:00 Mahler Mov 2, 3, 5 

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

19:30 Mahler

21:20 Schumann Mov 4

Saturday, 18 March, 2017 - 14:15
Langley Park Centre for the Performing Arts, South Eden Park Road, Beckenham BR3 3BP

14:15 Mahler in order

16:00 Schumann

Saturday, 18 March, 2017 - 19:45
Langley Park Centre for the Performing Arts, South Eden Park Road, Beckenham BR3 3BP

Schumann: Symphony No. 2, Op. 61
38’ 2,2,2,2. 2,2,3,0.  T Str.

Interval

Mahler: Das Lied von der Erde
    Soloists: Janice Watson and John Upperton

63’ Picc, 3(Picc),3(CA),3,Eflat, BCl, 3(Con). 4.3.3.1. 2 Hp, Pk, Celeste, Mandoline. T. Perc. Strings.​

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

Rehearsal

Tuesday, 28 March, 2017 - 19:30
Bishop Justus CE School, Magpie Hall Lane, Bromley BR2 8HZ

Rehearsal

Note changed to Tuesday

Monday, 3 April, 2017 - 19:30

Easter

Monday, 10 April, 2017 - 19:30

Easter

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

Note Tuesday

Rehearsal

Monday, 24 April, 2017 - 19:30
Bishop Justus CE School, Magpie Hall Lane, Bromley BR2 8HZ

Rehearsal

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

Note Tuesday

Rehearsal

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

Rehearsal

Monday, 15 May, 2017 - 19:30
Bishop Justus CE School, Magpie Hall Lane, Bromley BR2 8HZ

Rehearsal

Saturday, 20 May, 2017 - 14:15
Langley Park Centre for the Performing Arts, South Eden Park Road, Beckenham BR3 3BP

Rehearsal

Saturday, 20 May, 2017 - 19:45
Langley Park Centre for the Performing Arts, South Eden Park Road, Beckenham BR3 3BP

Dukas: ‘La Péri’, Fanfare
3’ Hire only from Durand. No WW or Str. Brass 4331. 

Dukas: ‘La Péri’, Poème dansé
19’ Kalmus Library or Hire Durand. 3(1,2,3/picc), 3(1,2,3/CA), 3(1,2,Bcl.), 3Fag, 4,3,3,1. T. 6Perc(Xyl,SD,Tri,Tamb,Cym,BD.) Celeste, Says 2 Harps but try possible with 1.

Debussy: Rapsodie pour orchestre et saxophone
    Soloist: Robert Burton 
10’ Parts Kalmus Library or hire Durand. 

Interval

Brahms: Symphony No. 2, Op. 73
40’  Parts from AB. 2,2,2,2. 4,2,3,1. T. Str.

Monday, 22 May, 2017 - 20:00
Bishop Justus CE School, Magpie Hall Lane, Bromley BR2 8HZ

Annual General Meeting

Sunday, 11 June, 2017 - 10:00
Bishop Justus CE School, Magpie Hall Lane, Bromley BR2 8HZ

Summer workshop

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

Provisional concert date

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

Provisional concert date

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

Provisional concert date

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

Provisional concert date

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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