75 Years of Magnificent Music Making
Come and join us.
Newent Orchestra consists of amateur players from around the Three Choirs counties of Gloucestershire, Herefordshire and Worcestershire. Membership encompasses a wide range of playing abilities and ages. This friendly orchestra is currently growing in terms of both membership and repertoire and presents highly successful and enjoyable concerts and events at local venues.
Newent, in Gloucestershire, is a picturesque medieval town, about ten miles from Gloucester and from Ross-on-Wye. Cheltenham, Ledbury and Malvern are within our catchment area.
President: His Worship the Mayor of Newent,
Vice Presidents: Bill Offord,
Fred Passant, Len Lawton
Conductor & Music Director: George Taylor
Leader: Bill Anderton
Chairman: Trevor Pleass
Secretary: Heather Kerr
Treasurer: Colin Henderson
Committee: Chris Wooldridge, Ken Boon,
Bill Anderton, Ginny James, Andrew Coates
Photographer: Robin Lister (t: 01531 822317)
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Quote of the Week
After silence, that which comes closest to expressing the inexpressible is music.
A concert is a living creature akin to the human soul and the cosmic spirit.
Newent Orchestra: a short film
Film Direction and Production:
Next Level Creativity and Maciej Kapuscinski
Grant Fund for Local Musicians
The orchestra has established a grant fund for supporting local music and musicians. To contribute to the fund or to apply for funding use the 'Quick Link' below.
Recent Awards To: Chloe Goodchild of Newent for a violin 'upgrade'; Rosita da Silva Teixeira of Newent to support ongoing vocal coaching and exams; William White of Hereford, clarinetist, towards course fees at the Royal Academy.
Orchestra News - Quick Links to...
Grant Fund Application
Newent Classical Brass Group (NCB)
Newent Orchestral Music Appreciation Group
Latest Diary Dates
Ramblings About Music
Sheppard House Trio