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

19:30 Strauss

20:30 Nielsen mov 1, 4

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

19:30 Strings only VW. Also Nielsen.

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

19:30 Nielsen mov 4, 3, 2

21:15 Strauss

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

19:30 Nielsen

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

19:30 Strauss

21:00 VW

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

19:30 Nielsen. Strauss. VW.

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

14:15 VW

15:00 Nielsen

16:00 Strauss

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. 3(Picc), 3(CA), 3, 3(Con).  4.3.3.1. T.  2 Solo Singers. Strings. 

Interval.

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

Strauss: Suite from ‘Der Rosenkavalier’ 
22 mins. 3(Picc),3(CA),Eflat, 2 Cl, Bass Cl. 3(Con).4.3.3.1. T. 2 Perc. 1 Harp. Celeste, Strings.

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

Rehearsal

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

Rehearsal

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

Rehearsal

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

Rehearsal

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

Rehearsal

Saturday, 10 March, 2018 - 14:15
Langley Park Centre for the Performing Arts, South Eden Park Road, Beckenham BR3 3BP

Rehearsal

Saturday, 10 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, 12 March, 2018 - 19:30
Bishop Justus CE School, Magpie Hall Lane, Bromley BR2 8HZ

Rehearsal

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

Rehearsal

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

Rehearsal

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

Rehearsal

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

Rehearsal

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

Rehearsal

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

Rehearsal

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

Rehearsal for composition competition

Monday, 11 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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