HAPPY NEW YEAR!
82 Years of Magnificent Music Making
Come and join us.
Weekly rehearsals, Saturdays, 10:00 a.m., Newent Community Centre... We are expanding the number of string players in all sections, especially viola and double bass. Also, we need a second bassoon. See Newent Classical Brass for info. about joining our brass section.
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. Repertoire ranges from light orchestral to powerful symphonic, from film to original works.
Newent, in Gloucestershire, is a picturesque medieval town, about ten miles from Gloucester and from Ross-on-Wye. Cheltenham, Ledbury, Monmouth and Malvern are within our catchment area.
President: Cllr Roger Beard, BEM
Vice Presidents: Bill Offord,
Fred Passant, Len Lawton
Conductor: 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
Rehearsals - Covid Update
Rehearsals in the New Year will begin on 15th January, a week later than planned. To ensure an enjoyable and safe rehearsal experience, updated and strengthened instructions for attendance are in two important documents, which can be read 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.
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