Trust Fund




Registered Charity No.1133749




Orchestra members are an eclectic group of individuals, joining together for their own self development as well as to perform live music in the Derbyshire area.

Music is chosen for each orchestral season following suggestions by our members, so a broad range of classical tastes is offered.

The orchestra rehearses on Monday evenings during school term from 7:15 - 9:30pm at St.Benedicts Catholic School, Duffield Road, Darley Abbey, Derby DE22 1JD.

Rehearsals are friendly, businesslike and fun, something to look forward to on a weekly basis. We are often looking for more players, Cellists and Double Bass players at a particular premium at the moment. We can normally accommodate more violins and violas at a suggested standard of around Grade 7-8. However, we are happy to consider those with experience that may off-set this, so do come along and see if you would like to join. Brass, percussion and wind players may also like to check for vacancies, where there are occasional spaces to be filled. There are no auditions involved and you simply sit with, and discuss your situation with the section leader in order to come to the best arrangement for yourself and our well known 'friendly' orchestra..

In order to help finance five concerts per season there is a subscription charge. This is currently £75 per year, £63 concession and £26 for students. The aim is to keep subscriptions as low as possible and these charges are exceptional value and amongst the lowest there are.

Perhaps you have skills in management, graphics, web design, publicity, fund raising or maybe like to get 'hands-on' during performance preparation - when there are lots of practical tasks requiring attention. You may like to join the committee where your particular skills might become useful and give personal satisfaction beyond that of just playing.

Give Vicki Newall (Orchestra Chair) or Jonathan Trout (Conductor) a call to start the process of joining us.
(N.B. both are very friendly and will be happy to hear from you - see 'CONTACT' page)


Directions -

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Take the left hand fork in the drive and continue up to the end. You will see a tall mesh fencing with gates. You can park along the drive before the fencing and there is some room for cars after the gates. The rehearsal building is the South Hall which is a little further along on the right. Zoom right in on the map and select Satellite View - South Hall is the large flat roofed building with 32 skylights