UK Amateur Orchestras

Cumbria

NEW - entries since 1 Jan 2016

NEW - entries since 1 Jun 2016

Orchestra (full)

Wind band (brass and woodwind)

String Orchestra

Brass band

Miscellaneous

Orchestra

Conductor /
Leader
Rehearsal Venue / Times
 
Contact(s)
 
Ian Warnes
Carol Head
Tuesday 7.30, Brampton Community Centre
 Ian Warnes
 
We have been going for about 4 years - we have 40 members with most orchestral instruments represented. We perform fairly often for charities and at the Lanercost Festival
Tom Howe
Catherine Swarbrick
Tuesdays at 7.30 pm in the Trinity School hall, Carlisle.
Catherine Swarbrick 01228 529287
 
A mixture of amateur and professional musicians who rehearse and play three concerts a year with guest soloists. A varied programme of music. There are vacancies in most sections of the orchestra.
Peter Crompton
Whoever arrives first
Cumbria, Tebay Methodist Church Hall. Tuesdays in term time. 7.30-9.30pm
 Lorna Wright 0788 0346145
 
The Cobweb Orchestra is a multi-award winning regional network of local orchestras with an extensive programme of events and an exceptionally tolerant open-access policy. (Yes, all players of all instruments really are welcome and you don't even need to commit to coming every week).
Peter Wood
Whoever arrives first
Cumbria, Dalston Victory Hall. Mondays in term time. 7.30-9.30pm
 Lorna Wright 0788 0346145
 
The Cobweb Orchestra is a multi-award winning regional network of local orchestras with an extensive programme of events and an exceptionally tolerant open-access policy. (Yes, all players of all instruments really are welcome and you don't even need to commit to coming every week).
Richard Bagnall
 
The Muse, Dowdales School, Dalton-in-Furness, Saturdays in term time. Chamber Groups at 9:00am, Orchestra at 10:30am
 0741 334 9352
 
An all-age, all-ability amateur orchestra and choir, led by professional tutors, performing at least three concerts a year in the Furness area. We play a wide range of music from classical to shows to pop, Registered Charity No 1112934.
Maurice Powell
Tom Field
Wednesdays 7.30, St. Ninians Church
 Libby McIntosh
 
Experienced amateur or professional instrumental players are always welcome to come and play with us. Please contact us via the website or email via the link.
Paul Dunderdale
 
Every Thursday during school term time
 Joanna Drysdale
 
 
Becki Clifford-Perkins
 
Monday evenings from 7.30-9.30 p.m. at Queen Katherine School, Appleby Road, Kendal, Cumbria.
 Laura Tattersall
 
We are a friendly community band for players of brass, woodwind and percussion instruments, with an experienced professional conductor. We play a wide range of music and rehearse weekly to prepare for six concerts a year. New members are always very welcome - just come down to meet us one Monday or get in touch with Laura, our secretary, for a chat.

Sedbergh Orchestra NEW

Peter Crompton / Roland Fudge
Sue Armstrong
Thursday evenings during term time from 7.15 until 9.15 at St Andrew's Parish Church in the middle of Sedberg
 Shirley Smith
 
The orchestra was established in October 2010. We are a community orchestra, but welcome others within striking distance and our regular members make up a well balanced 'classical' orchestra. Ages at present range from sixteen to retirement age and well beyond. We are usually able to entice friendly trombone players and others to join us to play bigger works. We give three concerts a year, the summer concert taking place during the biennial Sedbergh Music Festival. We would particularly welcome more regular violinists.
Louise Latham
 
Walton le Dale Arts College and High School, Brindle Road, Bamber Bridge, Preston, PR5 6RN - Wednesday evening 7.15 until 8.45pm fortnightly.
Secretary via website contact form
 
A friendly string orchestra for all ages from grade 5/6 upwards to play from the string repertoire honing technique to achieve that 'pure string sound'. Members range from diploma standard and have extensive experience in playing in orchestras. You are assured of a warm welcome.
David Shirt
Isobel Fenton
Rehearsals before each concert, mostly in Gosforth Village Hall
 Anthony Payne 01946 822637
 
An amateur orchestra supported by professional musicians with guest soloists, performing a varied programme of music in three concerts a year. Usually in Millom, Broughton-in-Furness and St Bees. There are vacancies, particularly for brass and strings. Rehearsals are on three Sundays prior to Saturday performances in November, March and June.
Susan Ellis
 
Every Thursday during term time 7pm - 8.45pm. Whitehaven School
 Cathy Miller
 
Music is for everyone whatever your age - 5 or 95! Are you a beginner, relearning or have years of experience - we provide an opportunity for everyone who has learnt to play an instrument to enjoy making music together. Join our Community Orchestra; open to all ages and instruments from early learners to those who would like to get back into music making. We play a wide range of music from popular classical to shows. The Orchestra is run by an experienced, professional tutor and having fun is at the is at the heart of rehearsals! There is also the chance to play in three concerts a year.
Simon Yeo
 
Every Tuesday during term time 7.30pm - 9.15pm. Whitehaven School
 Cathy Miller
 
This is an active group for those playing brass, woodwind, bass and percussion instruments and who can read music fluently. We play a wide range of music and are open to young people as well as adults (those young at heart!). The Windband is run by an experienced, professional tutor and having fun is at the is at the heart of rehearsals! There is also the chance to play in at least five concerts a year.
Richard Howarth
Pam Redman
Wednesdays 7.30 from September to May. Queen Katherine School, Appleby Road, Kendal
 Elizabeth Dodd Gruar
 
Formed in 1945 we are a basically amateur orchestra of 50+ members rehearsing weekly from September to May and giving 3 concerts a year of works from the full orchestral repertoire. Frequent vacancies for upper strings. Preferential Patrons' Scheme. Registered Charity.
Roland Fudge
Young person
Castle Street Centre on Castle Street, Kendal on Friday nights at 7pm during term time
 David Boxford 015395 60054
 
We play three public concerts a year and have about 60 members, and are always keen to enrol new young members aged between 11 and 19. We also run a selection of Feeder groups to provide ensemble opportunity and specific training for younger players.
Richard Bagnall
Kathleen Ralph
Carver Church Hall, Lake Road, Windermere, Cumbria LA23 2BY 7.30pm till 9.30pm Thursday Nights
 Arthur Baldry 015395 33829
 
The orchestra was formed over 20 years ago. We are a small instrumentally well balanced friendly group of players that play for our own pleasure and don't give public performances . Our wide range of music is popular classical. Players Grade 4 and above are very welcome to fill any vacancies.

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