Spring concert – thank you

We had another very successful and enjoyable concert on 18th March. We raised £215 for Drake Music; thank you to our wonderful audience and players alike. Rehearsals resume on 8th April, and our next concert will be on Monday 17th June. We’ll be playing two works by Beethoven: his overture King Stephen and the Romance in F Major for Violin and small orchestra, and the first suite from Bizet’s Carmen.

We still have vacancies, especially for string players. If you’re free on Monday afternoons and would like to play in an orchestra, why not get in touch?

Spring concert – 18th March 2024

Do come and join us for our Spring concert on Monday 18th March at 2.30 pm in the Southside Community Centre, 117 Nicolson Street, Edinburgh EH8 9ER. We’ll be featuring some British music, with Eric Coates’ London Suite, Alun Hoddinott’s Welsh Folk Song Suite, as well as the “Radio 4 Theme Tune” which draws on a medley of popular tunes. And we’ll finish with a selection of Richard Rodgers’ music for Carousel and the Carousel waltz.

All are very welcome. Admission is free – no tickets required. Tea and coffee will be available. The concert is once again in aid of Drake Music Scotland, the nation’s leading arts organisation providing music making opportunities for people with disabilities, and we’ll have a collection basket available if you’d like to make a donation.

Happy New Year

Our spring session starts on Monday 8th January. We’ve got an interesting programme this term:

Fritz Spiegl and Manfred Arlan: Radio 4 Theme Tune

Eric Coates: London Everyday

Alun Hoddinott: Welsh Folksong Suite

Richard Rodgers: Carousel Waltz and Carousel selection

Made a New Year resolution to play more music? We have vacancies, especially for string players. If you’re free on Monday afternoons and would like to give us a try, why not get in touch?

Christmas Concert – thank you!

We had a very successful concert on 11th December. Thank you to our wonderful audience, who donated a magnificent £317 for Drake Music. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Rehearsals resume on 8th January 2024, and our next regular concert will be on Monday 18th March. In the meantime, best wishes for Christmas and the New Year.

We still have vacancies, especially for string players. If you’re free on Monday afternoons and would like to play in an orchestra, why not get in touch?

Christmas concert – 11 December 2023

Our Christmas concert takes place on Monday 11th December at 2.30 pm in the Southside Community Centre, 117 Nicolson Street, Edinburgh EH8 9ER. Come and hear us play Dvorak’s delightful 8th Symphony, and spot the Christmas carols in Leroy Anderson’s seasonal Christmas Festival.

All are very welcome. Admission is free – no tickets required. Tea and coffee will be available. The concert is in aid of Drake Music Scotland, the nation’s leading arts organisation providing music making opportunities for people with disabilities, and we’ll have a collection basket available if you’d like to make a donation.

Spring and Summer sessions 2024 – dates

Our spring session will run from 8 January to 18 March 2024. After a break for Easter we’ll resume for the summer session, which will run from 8 April to 17 June. We’ll post more details about the repertoire nearer the time.