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. 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, 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.

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 9th Sep, 2019
19:30 - 22:00

Bishop Justus CE School

19:30 Berlioz

20:00 Sibelius

21:00 Senter

21:30 Brahms

Monday 16th Sep, 2019
19:30 - 22:00

Bishop Justus CE School

19:30 Sectionals. Strings all works. Wind /Brass. (Senter, Berlioz, Sibelius. Brahms Mov2).

Monday 23rd Sep, 2019
19:30 - 22:00

Bishop Justus CE School

19:30 Sibelius Mov.1/Scherzo

21:15 Brahms Mov. 3

Monday 30th Sep, 2019
19:30 - 22:00

Bishop Justus CE School

19:30 Senter

21:00 Berlioz

21:30 Sibelius. Mov.2. (Andante)

Monday 7th Oct, 2019
19:30 - 22:00

Bishop Justus CE School

19:30 Sibelius all evening

Monday 14th Oct, 2019
19:30 - 22:00

Bishop Justus CE School

19:30 Berlioz

20:15 Sibelius Mov.3

21:00 Brahms Mov 1 and 2

Monday 28th Oct, 2019
19:30 - 22:00

Bishop Justus CE School

19:30 Senter

20:00 Sibelius

21:15 Brahms

Monday 4th Nov, 2019
19:30 - 22:00

Bishop Justus CE School

19:30 Brahms with soloist

21:00 Berlioz

21:30 Sibelius. Mov. 1/Scherzo

Saturday 9th Nov, 2019
14:00 - 17:00

Langley Park Centre for the Performing Arts

14:00 Sibelius

15:00 Senter

15:30 Berlioz

15:45 Brahms

Saturday 9th Nov, 2019
19:30 - 21:30

Langley Park Centre for the Performing Arts

Orchestration and concert order 9th Nov 2019

Berlioz: Overture: ‘Le Corsaire’
Scoring 2224(poss with2). 4. 2Tr 2Cornets, 3 Tu. T. Str. 8mins

Brahms: Violin Concerto in D major
2222 4200 T Str.  38 mins

Interval

John Senter: ‘Proem’
2,Picc,2, CA,2 BCl, 2, Con. 4331. T. Harp. Str.  9 mins
Perc: Xylo, SD, Sus Cym., Tamb, Tri, Cymbals. 3 Players

Sibelius: Symphony No. 5
2222 4330. T Str. 30 mins

Monday 11th Nov, 2019
19:30 - 22:00

Bishop Justus CE School

Rehearsal

Monday 18th Nov, 2019
19:30 - 22:00

Bishop Justus CE School

Rehearsal

Monday 25th Nov, 2019
19:30 - 22:00

Bishop Justus CE School

Rehearsal

Monday 2nd Dec, 2019
19:30 - 22:00

Bishop Justus CE School

Rehearsal

Monday 9th Dec, 2019
19:30 - 22:00

Bishop Justus CE School

Rehearsal

Monday 6th Jan, 2020
19:30 - 22:00

Bishop Justus CE School

Rehearsal

Monday 13th Jan, 2020
19:30 - 22:00

Bishop Justus CE School

Rehearsal

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

Bishop Justus CE School

Rehearsal

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

Langley Park Centre for the Performing Arts

Rehearsal

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
3(picc), 2,CA, 2, BCl. TENOR SAXOPHONE. 2, Con.
4331. T. Harp. 3 Perc. (SD,Cym,Xyl,BD, Tri,Sus Cym.) Str. 31 mins

Interval

Tchaikovsky: Suite No.3
3(picc), 2, CA,22. 4231. T. Harp in Mov 1. 3Perc. (SD,Tamb,tri,Cym,BD.) 41mins

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

Bishop Justus CE School

Rehearsal

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

Bishop Justus CE School

Rehearsal

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

Bishop Justus CE School

Rehearsal

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

Bishop Justus CE School

Note Tuesday

Rehearsal

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

Bishop Justus CE School

Rehearsal

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

Bishop Justus CE School

Rehearsal

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

Langley Park Centre for the Performing Arts

Rehearsal

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

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

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

Strings then leave for vocal items.

Tippett and Prokofiev Vocal Items.

Interval

Prokofiev: Symphony No.5
2,Picc,2,CA,2, BCL, EflatCl., 2, Con. 4331. T. Harp. PIANO (Use piano in hall).
5Perc. (SD,Tamb,Tri,Cym,BD, TT, Wood Block.)  Str. 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

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