We welcome, and endeavour to accommodate,
those individuals who wish to join. For this reason, we do not hold formal auditions and there is no set criteria for membership.
The membership fee (from September 2023) is £50 per term or £150 per year.
Concessions (e.g. non-taxpayers): £40 per term or £120 per year.
This covers music hire costs and supports the general administration of the orchestra.
String players are invited along to a rehearsal
then 'self select' by either aspiring (or not) to the repertoire
and our approach. As a guide, a playing level of Grade VI or above
would be necessary to contribute fully.
Wind players, (if and when a place is available)
would be required to have a trial period. The standard is high.
We try to be as 'open access' as we can as it is
very much a community orchestra run primarily for its members and
those interested in supporting them in performance.
Key positions (principals) are usually recruited
directly by David Knight or other existing principals.
Patrons / Friends
Are you a regular concert goer?
Why not become a patron of the Orchestra?
Patrons get 3 concert tickets a year for only £45 a year.
This includes a free interval drink, reserved seating at concerts and we keep you informed
of the concerts coming up.
The Chamber List
A new development from the Membership
Services of the Orchestra.
Click Chamber List
for more information.