This friendly and welcoming community orchestra is open to instrumentalists of all ages, whether school age or adult, you simply need to be able to read music fluently and be of a minimum Grade 4 standard on one of the following instruments:
Percussion: Piano, Tuned Percussion
Strings: Violins, Violas, Cellos, Double Basses
Woodwind: Flutes (Piccolo), Clarinets, Oboes (Cor Anglais), Bassoons
Brass: Trumpets, French Horns, Trombones, Tuba
Anne is Leicester born and bred and studied music from 6 years old, beginning with the piano, then adding cello and singing in choirs and productions in Leicester. Later, when at the Royal Academy of Music, she played and sang with various orchestras and choirs. She took up conducting as a third study while at the Academy.
After graduating, Anne joined LSMS teaching cello and double bass, and has occasionally conducted the Saturday morning string groups. She also ran a choir for nearly 3 years, and sang and played in a band. She plays with two people from that band still and they celebrate their 30th anniversary this year! She also leads the Bardi and the Knighton chamber orchestra cello sections.
By day Anne works as a cello, piano, violin and guitar teacher in various schools, as well as delivering sessions in spoken word and Art therapy in a couple of other institutions.
The Orchestra rehearses on the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month, in term time, from 7.45pm to 9.15pm in the main hall at Meadowdale Primary School in Market Harborough.
Meadowdale has parking on site, including three designated disabled parking bays. There is step free access from the car park to the hall and toilets and a disabled toilet is available. The address is Meadowdale Road, Market Harborough LE16 7XQ.
Rehearsal Dates 2023
Full-time students £30 per term / Adults £35 per term which includes venue hire, music and tuition.
Please use the bank details on the Rehearsal Dates Schedule above to set-up a Standing Order into the GBRT account three times a year, in advance, on 1st March, 1st July and 1st November.
Simply complete the Orchestra Registration Form before the date you wish to start. We will get in touch with details of the next rehearsal.