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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 (with a 50% discount for students). 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 string players mark up their own parts.

There is a mailing list for members with an archive for catching up, a facebook members group 'BSO Tutti', an official facebook page to like and follow, a twitter feed @BromleySymphony and an Instagram account 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 co-principal trombone and harps of approximately grade 8 standard (most other instruments have a waiting list). No formal audition.

Monday, 29 April, 2019 - 19:30
Bishop Justus CE School, Magpie Hall Lane, Bromley BR2 8HZ

19:30 Europa

20:15 Beethoven mov. 4 

21:20 Parry. Britten.

Tuesday, 7 May, 2019 - 19:30
Bishop Justus CE School, Magpie Hall Lane, Bromley BR2 8HZ

Note Tuesday

19:30 Beethoven mov. 2, 3, 1 

Monday, 13 May, 2019 - 19:30
Bishop Justus CE School, Magpie Hall Lane, Bromley BR2 8HZ

19:30 Joint rehearsal. Parry. Beethoven mov 4. Britten. Beethoven mov 1.

Saturday, 18 May, 2019 - 14:00
Langley Park Centre for the Performing Arts, South Eden Park Road, Beckenham BR3 3BP

Note early start - orchestra to arrive by 13:45, choir 14:15

14:00 Europa

14:30 Parry and Anthem

15:00 Beethoven mov 4 

16:00 (Choir leave) Beethoven mov 1, 2, 3.

17:15 End

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

Orchestration and concert order

(Choir remain in seats for all of first half)

National Anthem (arr. Britten)
2.2.2.2. 4.2.3.1.  T. 2Perc. Str.

Parry Blest pair of Sirens
2.2.2.2. 4.3.3.1. T. Str.
10 mins.

Muilwijk Europa
Picc.2.2.CA.2.BCl.3.  4.3.3.1. T. 3Perc. Hp. Str.
11 mins.

Interval

Beethoven Symphony No 9 in D minor
Mov 1 and 3: 2.2.2.2. 4.2.0.0. T. Str.
Mov 2: 2.2.2.2. 4.2.3.0. T. Str.
Mov 4: Picc.2.2.2.2.Con. 4.2.3.0. T. 3Perc. Str.  
65 mins. 

Monday, 20 May, 2019 - 20:00
Bishop Justus CE School, Magpie Hall Lane, Bromley BR2 8HZ

Annual General Meeting

Saturday, 9 November, 2019 - 19:30
Langley Park Centre for the Performing Arts, South Eden Park Road, Beckenham BR3 3BP

Orchestration and concert order

Berlioz: Overture: ‘Le Corsaire’. Op. 21. Library Set Kalmus. 8 mins.
2.2.2.4.  4.2Tr.2Cor.3.1.  T. Str. 

Brahms: Violin Concerto in D major. Op.77. Library Set Kalmus. 38 mins.
2.2.2.2. 4.2.0.0.  T. Str.

John Senter: ‘Proem’. Parts from AB. 10 mins.
Picc.2.2.CA.2.BCl.2. Con. 4.3.3.1. T. 3 Perc players. (Sus Cym,Cym, SD,Tamb,Tri,Xylo.) Hp. Str.

Sibelius: Symphony No. 5. Op.82. Parts from Hire Hansen.30 mins
2.2.2.2.  4.3.3.0. T. Str.

Saturday, 25 January, 2020 - 19:30
Langley Park Centre for the Performing Arts, South Eden Park Road, Beckenham BR3 3BP

Orchestration and concert order

Mozart: Overture: ‘The Magic Flute’ K.620. Parts from AB. 7 mins.
2.2.2.2.   2.2.3.0. T. Str.

Vaughan Williams: Symphony No.6. Parts hire from OUP. 31 mins.
3(picc.).3(CA). 3(BCl./Tenor Sax). 3(Con). 4.3.3.1. T. 3 Perc players. (SD,Cym,Xylo,BD,Tri,Sus Cym.). Hp. Str.

Tchaikovsky: Suite No.3 in G. Op.55.  Library Hire. Kalmus/Simrock. 41 mins.
3(picc).3(CA).2.2.  4.2.3.1.  T. 3Perc Players. (SD,BD,Tamb,Tri,Cym.) Hp. Str.

Saturday, 14 March, 2020 - 19:30
Langley Park Centre for the Performing Arts, South Eden Park Road, Beckenham BR3 3BP

Orchestration and concert order

Maunders: Bacchanale
Triple Wind. 4.3.3.1. T. Hp. Perc. Str. Parts from D Griffiths. 10 min.

Tippett: Concerto for Double String Orchestra. Parts Hire Schotts. 23 mins.
Strings only.

Prokofiev: Symphony No.5. op.100. Parts hire from Boosey’s. 46 mins.
3(Picc).3(CA).4(BCl.Eflat). 3(Con).  4.3.3.1. T. 5 Perc.Players. (SD,Tamb,Tri,Cym,BD,TT, WoodBlock). Hp. Pf. Str.

Saturday, 16 May, 2020 - 19:30
Langley Park Centre for the Performing Arts, South Eden Park Road, Beckenham BR3 3BP

Orchestration and concert order

Wagner: Overture: ‘The Flying Dutchman’  Library Set. Kalmus.  11 mins.
3(picc). 2(CA). 2.2.   4.2.3.1. T. Hp. Str.

Strauss: ‘Macbeth’   op.23. Hire from Peters. Poss Kalmus. 18 mins.
3(picc).3(CA).3(BCl.). 3(Con). 4.4. (Bass Trumpet). 3.1. T. 2 Perc.Players. (Cym,BD,SD, TT.).  Str.

Patterson: ‘Orchestra on  Parade’.  Parts from Patterson. 6 mins.
Picc.2.2.2.2.  4.2.3.1. T. Hp. 3 Perc. Players. (Mark Tree, Tubular Bells, Whip,Xylo, Tri,SD,Glock,Tamb, Cyms, Vibraslap,Temple Block, Claves,BD,Sus Cym.TT,). Str.

Mendelssohn: Symphony No.3 ‘Scottish’. Libray Set or Baerenreiter. 40 mins.
2.2.2.2.  4.2.0.0. T. Str.

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