81 Years of Magnificent Music Making
Come and join us.
Rehearsals, Saturdays, 10:00 a.m., Newent Community Centre... which are suspended until the end of the Covid restrictions, when we intend to hit the ground running...
Meanwhile, we are conducting Zoom rehearsals on alternate Saturday mornings and also getting to know the Rehearsal Live Share app with its high quality sound and syncronised individual player experience. If you would like to join, let us know. Membership fees are currently suspended.
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: Cllr Roger Beard, BEM
Vice Presidents: Bill Offord,
Fred Passant, Len Lawton
Conductor & Music Director: George Taylor
Leader: Bill Anderton
Chairman: Trevor Pleass
Secretary: Elizabeth Walker
Treasurer: Colin Henderson
Committee: Ken Boon, Jen Whiskerd, Dave Slinger
Photographer: Robin Lister, CPAGB
(t: 01531 822317)
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Free Sheet-Music Downloads
Use the Petrucci website for your free out-of-copyright music. This .pdf has clear instructions that will save you time working out how to do it:
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.
A short film about us:
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.
Awards Made 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...
History of Newent Orchestral Society
Grant Fund Application
Understanding Audio Technology for Making Music