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 2017-18 season.

(rehearsal schedule below last updated 16:15, Fri 23 June 2017)
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 19th September NHS 19:15pm Full
Tuesday 26th September NHS 19:15pm Strings, woodwind+horns
(2 sectionals: Strings: NHS Main Hall, WW/Hns: NHS Drama Studio)
Tuesday 3rd October NHS 19:15pm Strings, woodwind+horns
Tuesday 10th October NHS 19:15pm Full. First rehearsal for the December concert, Mahler Symphony No.9
Tuesday 17th October NHS 19:15pm Strings, woodwind, horns
Tuesday 24th October     (no rehearsal - school half term week)
Tuesday 31st October NHS 19:15pm Full
Home match: Norwich City v Wolverhampton Wanderers. Allow extra travel/parking time.
Friday 3rd November SAH 19:15pm Full + Chorus
(note venue St Andrews Hall)
Saturday 4th November SAH 2:15pm Full + Chorus

Saturday 4th November

SAH

7.30pm

Concert (Sibelius Symphony No.1, Holst The Cloud Messenger)

       
Tuesday 7th November NHS 19:15pm Full
Tuesday 14th November NHS 19:15pm 2 sectionals: Strings: NHS Main Hall, WW/Hns: Drama Studio
Tuesday 21st November NHS 19:15pm Strings, woodwind, horns
Tuesday 28th November NHS 19:15pm Full
Tuesday 5th December NHS 19:15pm Full
Friday 8th December SAH 19:15pm Full
NB rehearsal is at St Andrews Hall, not NHS
Saturday 9th December SAH 2:15pm Full
Home match: Norwich City v Sheffield Wednesday. Allow extra travel/parking time.

Saturday 9th December

SAH

7:30pm

Concert (Mahler Symphony No.9)

Tuesday 12th December NHS 19:15pm Full. First rehearsal for the February concert

       

Tuesday 19th December

SAH

7:30pm

The Orchestra are NOT playing in the Christmas Concert this year

       
Tuesday 2nd January Open 19:15pm Full
NB rehearsal is at Open, Bank Plain, Norwich, NR2 4SF.
Parking is very limited on site. More details to follow.
Tuesday 9th January NHS 19:15pm 2 sectionals: Strings: NHS Main Hall, WW/Hns:Drama Studio
Tuesday 16th January NHS 19:15pm Strings, woodwind, horns
Tuesday 23rd January NHS 19:15pm Full
Tuesday 30th January NHS 19:15pm Full
Friday 2nd February NHS 19:15pm Full
Saturday 3rd February SAH 2:00pm Full
Home match: Norwich City v Middlesbrough. Allow extra travel/parking time.

Saturday 3rd February

SAH

7:30pm

Concert (Kabalevsky Colas Breugnon, Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No.3, Martinů Symphony No. 3)

       
Tuesday 6th February HSH 19:15pm Full
Tuesday 13th February     (no rehearsal - school half term week)
Tuesday 20th February NHS 19:15pm 2 sectionals: Strings: NHS Main Hall, WW/Hns:Drama Studio
Tuesday 27th February NHS 19:15pm
Strings, woodwind, horns
Tuesday 6th March NHS 19:15pm
Strings, woodwind, horns
Home match: Norwich City v Nottingham Forest. Allow extra travel/parking time.
Tuesday 13th March HEW-WR 19:15pm Full + Choir
Note venue Walter Roy Theatre, Hewett School
Friday 16th March SAH 19:15pm
Full + Choir (note venue St Andrews Hall)
Saturday 17th March SAH 2:15pm Full + Choir
Home match: Norwich City v Reading. Allow extra travel/parking time.

Saturday 17th March

SAH

7:30pm

(Concert: Brahms Song of Destiny, Mendelssohn Hymn of Praise)

 

Make a note in your diary for the 2018-2019 season concert dates: 3rd Nov, 8th Dec, 18th Dec, 9th Feb, 16th Mar.