New term start

The orchestra has started its new term. The music is, as ever, a great mix of modern and classical. This year, it features Berlioz, Bernstein and some modern tunes. Feel to come along to any of our rehearsals to see what we're up to. See Next Meetings for more details.

Future event: Dates for our 2019 winter term

The dates for our 2019 Winter term are now available on our Meeting dates page. This includes both rehearsal and concert dates.

As a reminder, you can see what the orchestra is like by just turning up to any of our rehearsals, instrument in hand. However, 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

2019 Spring concert

Our 2019 Spring Concert was held at Dedworth Green Baptist Church" on Thursday 28th March, 2019. It was a large audience who came to hear us play pieces as diverse as Anitra's Dance and In the Hall of the Mountain King, both by Grieg. Elaine introduced the audience to minimalism and the orchestra played A Short Ride in a Fast Car by John Adams. Alongside these more classical pieces, more popular pieces, including the jazz version of Mack the Knife by Kurt Weill. The audience obviously enjoyed the evening; one lady in particular who had only just heard of the orchestra said how much she enjoyed hearing us all.

As well as the orchestra playing, we had solos from members of the orchestra, including an accordion, saxophone, flute and clarinet.

As always, the concert was to raise money for charity. This term we are supporting the Marlow Opportunity Playgroup, which provides a happy, caring and stimulating environment for children with additional needs. An amazing £422 was raised by for this charity by the orchestra and audience, for which we are very grateful.
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