The Brockley Orchestra: A History of Violins

Polly is searching for talented musiciansm to join Brockley's resident orchestra. She writes:

I'm wondering whether you could plug a local orchestra on Brockley Central to help our recruitment drive for more string players!

It is called Harmony Sinfonia, which rehearses on a Wednesday evening (7.30 - 9.45pm) in the main hall at Prendergast School. It was formed nearly a year ago and this term's rehearsals started last Wednesday. The woodwind section is full but they are still in need of a trumpet player, some French horns and, in particular, string players. The standard is generally high but, having said that, I went along on Wednesday having not played my violin for longer than I dared to admit and was warmly welcomed. Anybody who plays regularly or who is looking to get back into playing after a period of silence should come along to a rehearsal or two - they don't have to commit straight away so they might as well give it a go!

The next concert is on 20 November and the programme is Strauss's Four Last Songs, Rimsky-Korsakov's Scheherezade Symphonic Suite and the world premiere of a piece by a local composer called Andrew Bungay.

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