Join us?

We are always interested in recruiting talented new players who meet our exacting standards. Players are considered on their playing ability and recent experience. 

You will find us a friendly bunch. There is a broad range of ages within the orchestra and, as well as those who teach music professionally, our players are drawn from a wide variety of occupations. Players choose to work hard to produce music of a high standard, but they play because they enjoy performing and enjoy the companionship of like-minded people. 

We normally stage three concerts a year, sometimes more, with four rehearsals for each concert usually spread over two weeks. As rehearsal time is limited we need to be very focused, but always aim to keep rehearsals enjoyable, and fun too. Players may not be asked (or able) to perform in all concerts, but once committed to a concert we do expect them to attend all rehearsals unless there are exceptional circumstances.

Come and hear us play so you can judge the standard required. 

If you are interested in joining, please email us on