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 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.

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.

The concert on 16th May is likely to be cancelled or rescheduled due to the coronavirus outbreak. Please check back here before attending rehearsals.

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

Bishop Justus CE School

This and subsequent rehearsals are likely to be rescheduled or cancelled.

19:30 Mendelssohn all evening

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

Bishop Justus CE School

19:30 Strauss
21:00 Mendelssohn mov. 2, 4

Monday 4th May, 2020
19:30 - 22:00

Bishop Justus CE School

19:30 Wagner
20:00 Patterson
20:15 Strauss
21:15 Mendelssohn mov. 1, 3

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

Bishop Justus CE School

19:30 Wagner
20:00 Strauss
20:30 Patterson
21:00 Mendelssohn

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

Langley Park Centre for the Performing Arts

14:00 Mendelssohn
15:00 Wagner
15:15 Strauss
16:15 Patterson

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’
Picc.2.2(CA).2.2.  4.2.3.1. T. Hp. Str. 11 mins

Strauss: ‘Macbeth’
3(Picc).2.CA.2.Bcl.2. Con.  4.3. Bass Trumpet. 3Pos. Tuba.Timp. Perc. (BD.SD.TT. Cym.).  18 mins

Patterson: ‘Orchestra on  Parade’
3Picc.2.2.2.2.  4.2.3.1. T. Hp. 3Perc. Str.  5 mins

Interval

Mendelssohn: Symphony No.3 ‘Scottish’
22.2.2. 2.  4.2.0.0. 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