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We are always happy to hear from people interested in the orchestra. We strive to maintain a high standard of playing and thanks to the support of talented local musicians and non-playing members the orchestra has maintained this objective for many decades. We rehearse most weeks and perform three or more concerts each year.

If you are interested in joining as an orchestral player please do contact us. We may not have a vacancy for you but we can add you to our extras list for those occasions when we perform large scale works or have temporary gaps that need filling.
We do not hold formal auditions.

We are looking for players with orchestral playing experience preferably at post grade eight standard.
Playing members commit to the majority of rehearsals and all members pay an annual subscription fee.

If you wish to take an active role as a non-playing member there are plenty of roles especially on the concert day, or perhaps you have skills or facilities to offer that would help. If so then please do contact us.

Box Office: tickets & programmes
Flower displays
Stage setup etc


Why not become a Patron or Associate Member?

If you regularly attend our concerts then please consider joining as an Associate Member or Patron.  Associate members receive a free ticket to each concert for a minimum donation of £40 a year.  Patrons receive two free tickets per concert for a minimum donation of £60 a year.  At £15 a ticket, both levels of non-playing membership present opportunities to save money whilst helping the orchestra with its finances. Further ways to support the orchestra include sponsoring a work, a concert or a soloist – or just making a one-off donation.  You could also consider a bequest to us in your will.

Patrons                            £60 Annually
Associate Member     £40 Annually 
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