29th January 2021
Following our successful trial rehearsal with strings last July we managed a full (albeit socially distanced) programme of rehearsals through most of the Autumn term until our plans were abruptly halted by the November lockdown. We were still able to fit in one final rehearsal in early December where we enjoyed playing through Elgar's Enigma variations.
Continuing restrictions mean we have had no opportunity to play together this Spring term. So, sadly, there will be no concert even if we resume rehearsals in March - in which case we will play music simply for enjoyment.
We all hope that the vaccination programme and declining case numbers should allow us to prepare a concert during the Summer term. We have reigned in our earlier ambitious plans for a concert of American music. To meet the needs for a Covid-safe event we are planning a shorter programme with no interval. The venue is likely to be the Landmark Arts Centre on 11th July and details of repertoire will be announced in due course.
The Richmond Orchestra performs four concerts a year with a wide ranging repertoire plus several other musical events in the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames.
We rehearse in Kew on Wednesday evenings.
We are always interested in hearing from new players.
We have vacancies for French Horns, Double Basses, and First Violins. Find out about joining the orchestra
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