"Didcot's new symphony orchestra"
|Rehearsals before the concert day are in Didcot Baptist Church Centre (DBC) - see below. The rehearsal on the concert day, and the concert itself, are at Cornerstone.|
|Friday 2-2-18||1930-2130||Full orchestra||DBC Sanctuary|
|Saturday 3-2-18||1500-1700||Wind sectional||DBC Community Hall|
|Sunday 4-2-18||1430-1630||Violin 1 sectional with Kate||DBC Community Hall|
|Violin 2 sectional with Louise||DBC Waves|
|Viola sectional with Heather||DBC Creche 1|
|Cello and double bass sectional with Spike||DBC Entrance Hall|
|Friday 9-2-18||1930-2130||Full orchestra||DBC Sanctuary|
|Sunday 11-2-18||1130-1400||Final rehearsal||Cornerstone|
|Concert dress: Ladies - all black. Gents - black trousers and black shirt with no tie.|
As a project orchestra, players meet for (usually) three rehearsals before each concert, plus a final rehearsal on the concert day, giving a Friday Sunday Friday Sunday pattern. (These days have been chosen to minimise rehearsal and concert clashes with other orchestras in a 20-mile radius.) The number of rehearsals for each concert may vary depending on the difficulty of repertoire and the overall standard of players it proves possible to attract.
A distinguishing feature of DCO is the inclusion of a piece of unfamiliar repertoire in each concert. For experienced musicians who may be familiar with the mainstream concert repertoire, DCO offers the opportunity to experience something new by exploring and performing a neglected gem.
We believe that the expansion of Didcot may have already brought to the area players who are not yet known in the amateur orchestral circuit. So we are particularly keen to hear from advanced players who live or work in the Didcot area. If you would be interested in being considered for future concerts, please contact us.