September 25th saw the inaugural rehearsal session of The Orchestra of the 19th Century – an exciting new, and possibly first ever, Professional/Pro/Am Symphony Orchestra.
The orchestra is the brainchild of Surrey-based conductor Stephen hope, well known for his work in the south of England, and in particular with the Sussex Festival Choir, with whom over the last nine years he has given highly acclaimed performances with star – studded line-ups of soloists at Arundel Cathedral, raising in excess of £45,000 for St. Catherine’s and St. Wilfrid’s hospices.
The orchestra is designed to be an eclectic mix of leading professional players and ‘professional amateurs’ – instrumentalists of grade 8 plus/diploma standard are warmly invited to contact Stephen – there is currently NO audition!!
Read more in the November-December 2011 issue of Words and Music Magazine!