Members

Cellos 2006

The orchestra rehearses on Mondays from 19:30 to 22:00 at Bishop Justus CE School, Magpie Hall Lane, Bromley BR2 8HZ. Please bring a music stand to rehearsals.  Bowed string parts are available after the first rehearsal and string players mark up their own parts. Tea, coffee and biscuits are available for 50p.

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. 

There is a facebook members group ‘BSO Tutti‘, an official facebook page to like and follow, a twitter feed @BromleySymphony and an Instagram account bromleysymphony. Some members socialise at The Two Doves in Oakley Road after rehearsals and The Railway in West Wickham after concerts.

Join us

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 20th Jan, 2020
19:30 - 22:00

Bishop Justus CE School

19:30 Mozart
19:50 VW
20:45 Tchaik

Saturday 25th Jan, 2020
14:00 - 17:00

Langley Park Centre for the Performing Arts

14:00 Mozart
14:15 Tchaikovsky
15:30 VW

Saturday 25th Jan, 2020
19:30 - 21:30

Langley Park Centre for the Performing Arts

Orchestration and concert order 25th Jan 2020

Mozart: Overture: ‘The Magic Flute’
2222 2230. T Str.
7 mins

Vaughan Williams: Symphony No.6
2, Picc, 2,CA,2,BCl., Sax,2, Con. 4331. Hp. T. 3 or 4 Perc.Str.
31 mins

Interval

Tchaikovsky: Suite No.3
Mov 1. 3,2,CA,2,2.  4200. T Hp. Str.
Mov 2. 3,2,CA,2,2.  4000. T. Str.
Mov 3. 3(Picc),2,CA, 2,2.  4230. T. 3 Perc. Str.
Mov 4. 3,2,CA,2,2. 4231.  T. 3 Perc. Str.
41 mins

Monday 27th Jan, 2020
19:30 - 22:00

Bishop Justus CE School

19:30 Prokofiev
21:00 Bacchanale

Monday 3rd Feb, 2020
19:30 - 22:00

Bishop Justus CE School

19:30 Sectionals 

Wind/Brass. Prokofiev.
21:20 Bacchanale.

Monday 10th Feb, 2020
19:30 - 22:00

Bishop Justus CE School

19: 30 Tippett all evening. Strings only.

Monday 24th Feb, 2020
19:30 - 22:00

Bishop Justus CE School

19:30 Prokofiev mov 1, 2
21:10 Tippett

Tuesday 25th Feb, 2020
19:30 - 22:00

Bishop Justus CE School

Note Tuesday

19:30 Prokofiev mov 3, 4
21:15 Bacchanale

Monday 2nd Mar, 2020
19:30 - 22:00

Bishop Justus CE School

19:30 Prokofiev mov 2, 4, 1 
21:30 Tippett

Monday 9th Mar, 2020
19:30 - 22:00

Bishop Justus CE School

19:30 Bacchanale
20:00 Prokofiev
21:00 Tippett

Saturday 14th Mar, 2020
14:00 - 17:00

Langley Park Centre for the Performing Arts

14:00 Tippett
15:00 Bacchanale
15:30 Prokofiev
16:45 Choral Works

Saturday 14th Mar, 2020
19:30 - 21:30

Langley Park Centre for the Performing Arts

Orchestration and concert order 14th March 2020

Maunders: Bacchanale
Triple Wind. 4.3.3.1. T. Hp. Perc. 10 min

Stage area cleared and strings set up first string orchestra on one side and on the other, the second, facing.

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

Strings then leave for vocal items.

Tippett and Prokofiev Vocal Items.

Interval

Prokofiev: Symphony No.5
Picc.2.2.CA.Eb. 2.BCl. 2.Con. 4.3.3.1. T. Hp. Pf. Perc.
(Tri.Cym.Tamb.SD.Wood Block. TT. BD.). Strings. 46 mins

Monday 16th Mar, 2020
19:30 - 22:00

Bishop Justus CE School

Rehearsal

Monday 23rd Mar, 2020
19:30 - 22:00

Bishop Justus CE School

Rehearsal

Monday 30th Mar, 2020
19:30 - 22:00

Bishop Justus CE School

Rehearsal

Monday 20th Apr, 2020
19:30 - 22:00

Bishop Justus CE School

Rehearsal

Monday 27th Apr, 2020
19:30 - 22:00

Bishop Justus CE School

Rehearsal

Tuesday 5th May, 2020
19:30 - 22:00

Bishop Justus CE School

Note Tuesday

Rehearsal

Monday 11th May, 2020
19:30 - 22:00

Bishop Justus CE School

Rehearsal

Saturday 16th May, 2020
14:00 - 17:00

Langley Park Centre for the Performing Arts

Rehearsal

Saturday 16th May, 2020
19:30 - 21:30

Langley Park Centre for the Performing Arts

Orchestration and concert order 16th May 2020

Wagner: Overture: ‘The Flying Dutchman’
2, Picc, 2(CA), 22 4231, T. Harp. Str. 11 mins

Strauss: ‘Macbeth’
3(picc.),2,CA,2,BCL., 2,Con. 4. 4 ( INCLUDING 1 BASS TRUMPET). 3Troms, Tuba, T. 2Perc. (Cym,BD,TT,SD.) Str. 18 mins

Patterson: ‘Orchestra on  Parade’
3,Picc, 222. 4231. T. Harp.
3Perc. (Whip, Tub Bells, Mark Tree,SD,Xyl,Tri,Glock,Cyms,Vibraslap,2 Temple Blocks,Claves, Tamb,BD,Sus Cym,TT.)  8 mins

Interval

Mendelssohn: Symphony No.3 ‘Scottish’
2222 4200. T. Str. 40 mins

Monday 18th May, 2020
20:00 - 22:30

Bishop Justus CE School

AGM

Saturday 14th Nov, 2020
19:30 - 21:30

Langley Park Centre for the Performing Arts

Orchestration and concert order 14th Nov 2020

Beethoven: Overture Leonore No. 3
2222 4230 T. Off Stage Trumpet. Str. 14 mins

Beethoven: Octet for Wind
2222. 22 mins

Bartok: Piano Concerto 3
2(Picc) 2(CA) 2(BCl) 2. 4231. T 1Perc. Str. 23 mins

Beethoven: Symphony 5
2. 1Picc.222. Con.2230.T. 31 mins

Saturday 23rd Jan, 2021
19:30 - 21:30

Langley Park Centre for the Performing Arts

Orchestration and concert order 23rd Jan 2021

Vaughan Williams: Wasps Overture
2(p)222. 4200 T. 3Perc, Hp. Str. 9 mins

Delius: North Country Sketches
22,CA,22. 4231. T. 2Hp. 3 Perc. Str. 26 mins

Elgar: Sea Pictures
2223(Con).  4231. T. 2 Perc. Hp. Str. 23 mins

Bax: Symphony 6
3(Picc),2,CA,3,Bcl,2,Con. 4331. T. Perc. (celeste,glock). Hp. Str. 36 mins

Saturday 13th Mar, 2021
19:30 - 21:30

Langley Park Centre for the Performing Arts

Orchestration and concert order 13th Mar 2021

Nicolai: Overture to Merry Wives of Windsor
2(Picc)  222, 4230. T. 2 Perc. 8 mins

Horovitz: Concerto for Euphonium
0201. 2000. Str. 16 mins

Mendelssohn: Overture Midsummer Night’s Dream
2222 2201tuba. T. Str. 12 mins

Bruckner: Symphony 6
2222 4331. T. Str 54 mins

Saturday 15th May, 2021
19:30 - 21:30

Langley Park Centre for the Performing Arts

Orchestration and concert order 15th May 2021

Respighi: Fountains of Rome
3(Picc)3(CA) 3(BCl) 2. 4331. T. 3Perc. 2Hp. Celeste, Pf. Str. 15 mins

Robert Ely: Bromleag
Triple wind Hp. 10 mins

Korngold: Violin Concerto
2(Picc) 2(CA) 3(BCl) 2(Con). 4210. T. 2 Perc. Celeste. Str. 24 mins

Dvořák: Symphony 9 (New World)
2(Picc) 2(CA) 22. 4231. T. 1 Perc. Str. 40 mins

Sunday 13th Jun, 2021
19:30 - 21:30

Langley Park Centre for the Performing Arts

Orchestration and concert order 13th Jun 2021

Rossini: William Tell
Picc. 2222. 4230. T Perc. 3 mins

Patterson: Red Riding Hood
2(Picc) 2. 2(BCl) 2(Con). 4231. T. 3Perc. Hp. Str. 28 mins

Williams: Harry Potter
N/A. 30 mins