81 Years of Magnificent Music Making
Come and join us.
Weekly rehearsals, Saturdays, 10:00 a.m., Newent Community Centre... We are currently in need of string players for all sections, especially viola and double bass, also second bassoon. See Newent Classical Brass for info. about joining our brass group.
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 and MD: Bill Anderton
Leader: Christine Russell
Chairman: Trevor Pleass
Secretary: Elizabeth Walker
Treasurer: Colin Henderson
Committee: Ken Boon, David 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
Return to Rehearsals, 4th Sept., 2021
At last we can return to live rehearsals. To ensure an enjoyable and safe experience, the rehearsal guidelines for members are in three brief but important documents, which can be downloaded below.
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, clarinettist, towards course fees at the Royal Academy.
Orchestra News - Quick Links to...
Conductor, George Taylor, retires
Nativity! A new collaboration with Newent School
History of Newent Orchestral Society
Grant Fund Application