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 normally available for 50p (but currently still suspended due to COVID restrictions).

We welcome applications from prospective members and ask new members to complete a registration form and Gift Aid declaration after 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.

Rehearsal Schedule

Monday 6th Feb, 2023
19:30 - 22:00

Bishop Justus CE School

19:30 Rehearsal

Monday 20th Feb, 2023
19:30 - 22:00

Bishop Justus CE School

19:30 Rehearsal

Tuesday 21st Feb, 2023
19:30 - 22:00

Bishop Justus CE School

Note Tuesday

19:30 Rehearsal

Monday 27th Feb, 2023
19:30 - 22:00

Bishop Justus CE School

19:30 Rehearsal

Monday 6th Mar, 2023
19:30 - 22:00

Bishop Justus CE School

19:30 Rehearsal

Saturday 11th Mar, 2023
14:00 - 17:00

Langley Park Centre for the Performing Arts

14:00 Rehearsal

Saturday 11th Mar, 2023
19:30 - 22:00

Langley Park Centre for the Performing Arts

Orchestration:

Beethoven: 3(Picc)222.2220.Timp.Str

Steel: triple woodwind, others tba

Tchaikovsky: 3(Picc)3(CA)22.44(2Cnt)31.Timp.Perc.Hp.Str

Monday 13th Mar, 2023
19:30 - 22:00

Bishop Justus CE School

19:30 Rehearsal

Monday 20th Mar, 2023
19:30 - 22:00

Bishop Justus CE School

19:30 Sectionals

Monday 27th Mar, 2023
19:30 - 22:00

Bishop Justus CE School

19:30 Rehearsal

Monday 17th Apr, 2023
19:30 - 22:00

Bishop Justus CE School

19:30 Rehearsal

Monday 24th Apr, 2023
19:30 - 22:00

Bishop Justus CE School

19:30 Rehearsal

Tuesday 2nd May, 2023
19:30 - 22:00

Bishop Justus CE School

Note Tuesday

19:30 Rehearsal

Monday 8th May, 2023
19:30 - 22:00

Bishop Justus CE School

19:30 Rehearsal

Saturday 13th May, 2023
14:00 - 17:00

Langley Park Centre for the Performing Arts

14:00 Rehearsal

Saturday 13th May, 2023
19:30 - 22:00

Langley Park Centre for the Performing Arts

Dvořák Scherzo Capriccioso
12’ 3(Picc)3(CA)3(BCl)2.4231.Timp.Perc.Hp.Str

Delius Violin Concerto
24’ 22(CA)22.4231.Timp.Hp.Str

Sibelius Symphony 6
28’ 223(BCl)2.4330.Timp.Hp.Str

Sibelius Karelia Suite
14’ 3(Picc)3(CA)22.4331.Timp.Perc.Str

Monday 15th May, 2023
20:00 - 22:00

Bishop Justus CE School

20:00 AGM (Library)

Saturday 11th Nov, 2023
19:30 - 22:00

Langley Park Centre for the Performing Arts

Berlioz Béatrice et Bénédict
8’ 2(picc) 2 2 2 4 3 3 0 T strings

Rachmaninov Piano Concerto 4
31’ 3(picc) 3(CA) 2 2 4 2 3 1 T percs str

Debussy Prélude à l’après-midi d’un faune
10’ 3 2 CA 2 2 4 0 0 0 2hp 1 antique cymbals str

Dvorak Symphony 3
35’ 3(picc) 2 CA 2 2 4 2 3 1 T triangle hp str

Saturday 20th Jan, 2024
19:30 - 22:00

Langley Park Centre for the Performing Arts

Rawsthorne Street Corner Overture
5’ 2(picc) 2 2 2 4 2 3 1 T 2 percs (cym tri SD xylo tamb) str

Walton Violin Concerto
31’ 2(picc) 2(CA) 2 2 4 2 3 0 T 2 percs (SD cym tamb xylo) hp str

Tchaikovsky Symphony 5
50’ 3(picc) 2 2 2 4 2 3 1 T str

Saturday 9th Mar, 2024
19:30 - 22:00

Langley Park Centre for the Performing Arts

Bizet L’Arlésienne
(Suite 1 complete, Suite 2 movements 1, 4)
27’ 2(picc) 2(CA) 2 alto sax 2 4 2+2 (cornets) 3 0 T 3 percs (tamb cym BD) hp str

Debussy Jeux
17’ 4(2 picc) 4(CA) 4(BCl) 4(sarrusophone) 4 4 3 1 T 3 percs (tri tamb xylo cym) celeste 2hp str

Franck Symphonie in d min
37’ 2 2 CA 2 BCl 2 4 4 (2 cornets) 3 1 T hp str

Saturday 11th May, 2024
19:30 - 22:00

Langley Park Centre for the Performing Arts

Wagner Flying Dutchman Overture
11’ 3(picc) 2(CA) 2 2 4 2 3 1 T hp str

Haydn Symphony 85 La Reine
20’ 1 2 0 2 2 0 0 0 str (88642)

Wagner Götterdämmerung
Dawn and Siegfried’s Rhine Journey
10′ 4(123 picc) 4(123CA) 4(123BCl) 3

Siegfried’s Funeral
8′ 8(4 Wagner tubas) 4(123Btr) 4 1

Immolation Scene
18’ 2T 3 percs (snare tri cym tam glock) 2hps str