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Windsor Community Orchestra

Future event: 2020 Summer term

Due to the Covid-19 situation, the orchestra will not be meeting during the Summer. The Calendar page will be kept up to date with the latest news.

The members page is beginning to have material for the Summer loaded on it, and we are having Zoom social meetings and rehearsals during this time. All members should have access. Contact us via e-mail or the Contact page for access to either of both of these if you are a member of wish to become one.

Once rehearsals start again, you can see what the orchestra is like by just turning up to any of our rehearsals, instrument in hand. Elaine can provide parts for most instruments at any level, so if you let her know you're turning up we can get a part ready if needed. To let us know you're coming, you can e-mail wco@windsororchestra.org.uk. or use the Contact us page.
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2020 Spring concert made virtual

Unfortunately, due to the COVID-19 situation, the orchestra has had to cancel the final rehearsal and concert of the 2020 Spring term.

We did put together a virtual concert, with the computer generated sound files for the orchestra but some members contributing videos or sound recordings of their solo pieces. We put this up on the member's site. If you are a member and do not have access, contact us via the Contact page.
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New members' area launched

Memer area
It's just over a year since we launched our new web site. It's been updated a few times since then to make the content clearer and easier to access. Our most recent update has included a members' area. This is accessible for members only and allows us to distribute sound files for the pieces, recordings and scores from this web site. If you're a member and need access, please use the Contact page.
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Remembering John Denny

The orchestra was saddened to hear of the recent death of John Denny. John had been a faithful member of the orchestra for 11 years, playing soprano saxophone. He also played accordion and played a solo in nearly every concert he appeared at. Mostly recently, he played a selection of his favourite accordion music at our Christmas concert in December of 2019. He was always quick to smile and had a quiet humour that soon would bring a smile to everyone he was talking to. But most of all, he will be remembered for his passion and energy for music and motor bikes. We were all very fond of John, and we will miss his friendship and music.

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Orchestra celebrates Beethoven in 2020

This year is Beethoven 2020 year.

Ludwig van Beethoven was born in December 1770 in Bonn, Germany and became a well-known musician in his own lifetime - mostly for his music but a little for his unpredictable moods.

The Windsor Community Orchestra will be celebrating the 250th year of his birth by rehearsing and performing his 5th Symphony and other short pieces throughout the year. This spring, our programme includes the first and second movements of the 5th Symphony (abridged and in an easier key), as well as the Scherzo from his Piano Sonata opus 28. We'll then perform the other movements of the symphony (similarly abridged and simplified) and other short pieces later in the year.

We invite you to join us, either as an orchestra member or at our Spring Concert on Thursday 26th March. Full details of the concert can be found on our Calendar page.
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