Orchestra Rehearsals

Normal reahearsal times and venues:

Tuesday rehearsals: 19.15 - 21.45hrs
     the main school hall (Eaton Grove) at Norwich High School, Newmarket Road, Norwich. (NHS in the list below)
Details of rehearsal venue are on the rehearsal venues map
Friday rehearsals (the week of the concert only): 19.15 - 21.45hrs
    for orchestral concerts: the main school hall (Eaton Grove) at Norwich High School
    for choral concerts: St Andrew’s Hall
Saturday rehearsals (day of concert only):14.15 – 17.15hrs, in St Andrew’s Hall, Norwich (SAH in the list below)
Concerts: 19.30hrs in St Andrew’s Hall, Norwich

Members are expected to be available for all the relevant dates listed below, unless a special arrangement is made with your section leader (strings and wind: Rob Barnes, brass: Laurence Thistlewood, percussion: Andy Newman).
In addition, please inform your section leader if there is a last-minute problem about getting to a rehearsal. Only if you fail to make contact by this method should you try to phone Rob Barnes (01508 521029) or Mike Nutt (01603 503718)or another member known to be coming to the rehearsal.

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of Rehearsal Schedule for the 2018-19 season.

(rehearsal schedule below last updated 21:30, Thu 11 October 2018)
PLEASE NOTE the players required, repertoire and venues may be subject to future changes. Such changes are always posted here as soon as possible after they are announced.

Date Venue Time Players required
Tuesday 18th September NHS 19:15pm Full: Repertoire Night - Prokofiev Symphony No 5 - Click here for more information.
Tuesday 25th September NHS 19:15pm Full
This rehearsal will be in the NHS Drama Studio
Tuesday 2nd October NHS 19:15pm (2 sectionals:
Strings: NHS Main Hall starting at 7:15pm ,
WW/Hns: NHS Drama Studio starting at 7:30pm)
Tuesday 9th October NHS 19:15pm Strings, woodwind+horns
Tuesday 16th October NHS 19:15pm Strings, woodwind+ horns
This rehearsal will be in the NHS Drama Studio
Tuesday 23rd October     (no rehearsal - school half term week)
Tuesday 30th October NHS 19:15pm Full
Friday 2nd November SAH 19:15pm Full + Chorus
(note venue St Andrews Hall)
Saturday 3rd November SAH 2:15pm Full + Chorus

Saturday 3rd November

SAH

7.30pm

Armistice Concert (Butterworth A Shropshire Lad, Vaughan Williams Symphony No 3 'Pastoral', Vaughan Williams Lord thou hast been our refuge, Elgar Spirit of England)

       
Tuesday 6th November NHS 19:15pm Full
Tuesday 13th November NHS/
SFA
19:15pm 2 sectionals: Strings: NHS Drama Studio,
                     WW/brass, Percussion: St Francis of Assisi School, Jessop Road
Tuesday 20th November NHS 19:15pm Strings, woodwind, horns
Tuesday 27th November SFA 19:15pm Full
NB venue St Francis of Assisi School, Jessop Road
Tuesday 4th December NHS 19:15pm Full
Friday 7th December NHS 19:15pm Full
Saturday 8th December SAH 2:15pm Full

Saturday 8th December

SAH

7:30pm

American Night Concert (Bernstein Overture Candide, Gershwin Piano Concerto, Copland Billy the Kid Suite, Barber Essay No.1, Gershwin An American in Paris)

       
Tuesday 11th December NHS 19:15pm Full

Monday 17th December SAH 19:15pm Full

Tuesday 18th December

SAH

7:30pm

The Orchestra ARE playing in the Christmas Concert this year. Programme to be announced

       
Tuesday 8th January NHS 19:15pm Full
Tuesday 15th January NHS 19:15pm 2 sectionals: Strings: NHS Main Hall, WW/Hns: Drama Studio
Tuesday 22nd January NHS 19:15pm Strings, woodwind, horns
Tuesday 29th January NHS 19:15pm Full
Tuesday 5th February NHS 19:15pm Full
Friday 8th February NHS 19:15pm Full
Saturday 9th February SAH 2:00pm Full

Saturday 9th February

SAH

7:30pm

Concert (Wagner Tannhauser Overture and Venusberg Music, Strauss Horn Concerto No.1, Mussorgsky Prelude to Khovanshchina, Rimsky Korsakov Capriccio Espagnol, Tchaikovsky Romeo and Juliet)

       
Tuesday 12th February NHS 19:15pm Full
Tuesday 19th February     (no rehearsal - school half term week)
Tuesday 26th February NHS 19:15pm
Strings, woodwind, horns.
Tuesday 5th March NHS 19:15pm
Strings, woodwind, horns
Tuesday 12th March HEW-WR 19:15pm Full + Choir
Friday 15th March SAH 19:15pm
Full + Choir (note venue St Andrews Hall)
Saturday 16th March SAH 2:15pm Full + Choir

Saturday 16th March

SAH

7:30pm

Concert: (Verdi Requiem)

 

Make a note in your diary for the 2019-2020 season concert dates: 9th Nov, 7th Dec, 17th Dec, 8th Feb, 21st Mar.