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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‚Äôs 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). No formal audition.

Monday, 24 September, 2018 - 19:30
Bishop Justus CE School, Magpie Hall Lane, Bromley BR2 8HZ

19:30 Elgar Mov 1

20:50 Elgar Mov 3

Monday, 1 October, 2018 - 19:30
Bishop Justus CE School, Magpie Hall Lane, Bromley BR2 8HZ

19:30 Brahms

20:15 Elgar Mov 4

21:00 Butterworth

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

19:30 Ravel

21:00 Elgar Mov 2

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

19:30 Elgar Mov 1. Mov 3

20:50 Ravel

21:30 Brahms

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

19:30 Brahms

20:00 Elgar Mov 4, 2

21:30 Butterworth

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

19:30 Elgar run-through, Elgar National Anthem

21:30 Ravel

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

14:15 Brahms

14:30 Butterworth

14:45 Anthem followed by Elgar Symphony

16:00 Ravel

Saturday, 10 November, 2018 - 19:45
Langley Park Centre for the Performing Arts, South Eden Park Road, Beckenham BR3 3BP

Brahms Tragic Overture 
2.Picc.2.2.2.  4.2.3.1. T. Strings. 13 mins.

Butterworth A Shropshire Lad 
2.2.CA.2.BCl. 2.  4.2.3.1. T. Harp. Strings. 11 mins.

Ravel Piano Concerto for Left Hand 
3(picc).2.CA.2.Eflat.BCl. 2.Con. 4.3.3.1. T. 4Perc. Harp. Strings. 19 mins.

Elgar Symphony No 2 in E flat major 
3(picc).2.CA.2.Eflat.BCl.2.Con. 4.3.3.1. T. 4Perc. 2 Harps. Strings. 53 mins.

Monday, 12 November, 2018 - 19:30
Bishop Justus CE School, Magpie Hall Lane, Bromley BR2 8HZ

Rehearsal

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

Rehearsal

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

Rehearsal

Monday, 3 December, 2018 - 19:30
Bishop Justus CE School, Magpie Hall Lane, Bromley BR2 8HZ

Rehearsal

Monday, 10 December, 2018 - 19:30
Bishop Justus CE School, Magpie Hall Lane, Bromley BR2 8HZ

Rehearsal

Monday, 7 January, 2019 - 19:30
Bishop Justus CE School, Magpie Hall Lane, Bromley BR2 8HZ

Rehearsal

Monday, 14 January, 2019 - 19:30
Bishop Justus CE School, Magpie Hall Lane, Bromley BR2 8HZ

Rehearsal

Monday, 21 January, 2019 - 19:30
Bishop Justus CE School, Magpie Hall Lane, Bromley BR2 8HZ

Rehearsal

Saturday, 26 January, 2019 - 14:15
Langley Park Centre for the Performing Arts, South Eden Park Road, Beckenham BR3 3BP

Rehearsal

Saturday, 26 January, 2019 - 19:45
Langley Park Centre for the Performing Arts, South Eden Park Road, Beckenham BR3 3BP

Mozart Symphony No 32 in G Major  
2.2.0.2.  4.2.0.0. T. Strings.  9 mins.

Beethoven Piano Concerto No 1 in C major  
1.2.2.2    2.2.0.0. T.  Strings. 36  mins.

Mahler Symphony No 1 in D major
4(3 double on piccs). 4(3rd doubles CA). 4(3rd doubles on BCL and E flat, 4th doubles on Eflat2). 3(3rd on Con). 7.4.3.1. 2 Timps. 3Perc. 1 Harp. Strings. 53 mins.

Saturday, 16 March, 2019 - 14:15
Langley Park Centre for the Performing Arts, South Eden Park Road, Beckenham BR3 3BP

Rehearsal

Saturday, 16 March, 2019 - 19:45
Langley Park Centre for the Performing Arts, South Eden Park Road, Beckenham BR3 3BP

Elgar Cockaigne Overture 
2(picc).2.2.2.Con.  4.4.3.1. T.  5Perc. (No organ part needed). 13 mins.

Reed Symphony for Strings 
All full string section. C 30 mins.

Strauss Ein Heldenleben 
4(3.Picc.). 4(4th on CA).4(3rd on Bcl,4th on E flat). 4(4th on Con).  8.5.3.1. Tenor Tuba. T. 4Perc. 2 Harps. Strings.   40 mins.

Saturday, 18 May, 2019 - 14:15
Langley Park Centre for the Performing Arts, South Eden Park Road, Beckenham BR3 3BP

Rehearsal

Saturday, 18 May, 2019 - 19:45
Langley Park Centre for the Performing Arts, South Eden Park Road, Beckenham BR3 3BP

Choral Work by either VW (Unknown Region) or Parry (Best pair of Sirens).
VW14 mins. Parry 10 mins.

Europa by Marco Muilwijk
(The winning work in our Centenary Composers' Competition)

Beethoven Symphony No 9 in D minor
2.Picc.2.2.2.Con. 4.2.3.0. T. 3Perc. Strings. 4 soloists, Chorus.  65 mins. 

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