The orchestra is run by its members, and we ask everyone to give a very small amount of their time to help make each concert runs smoothly. It might be helping set up the stage, or handing out programmes, or organising a social event.

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OUR MAIN REHEARSAL VENUE IS UCL ACADEMY
UCL Academy, 80 Avenue Road, London NW8 3AQ - entrance in Adelaide Road

This is a very short walk from Swiss Cottage Station and there is ample parking on single yellow lines after 6.30pm

 

Saturday 9 February 2019, 7pm St John's Smith Square

Wagner Die Walkure Act 3
3 flutes and piccolo, 3 oboes, cor anglais, 3 clarinets, bass clarinet, 3 bassoons, 8 horns, 3 trumpets, bass trumpet, 4 trombonestuba, 4 wagner tubas, 2 harps, 2 timpani, percussionstrings.

REHEARSAL DETAILS

Wed 23 Jan 7pm-9.45pm UCLA Individual string section coaching
Mon 28 Jan 7pm-9.45pm UCLA  Full string section rehearsal
Wed 30 Jan 7pm-9.45pm UCLA  Full string, wind and brass sectionals
Sat 2 Feb  10am-5pm UCLA  Full exc timps, perc and harps
am Scene III and parts of II, Wotan Brunnhilde
pm Valkyries join for Scene II and I, Siegelinde called later
Mon 4 Feb  7pm-9.45pm UCLA  Scene I and II - full inc timps  Valkyries, Siegelinde
(Wotan and Brunnhilde ad libitum), but no harps or percussion
Wed 6 Feb  7pm-9.45pm UCLA  Scene III full inc timps, exc perc and harps, inc Wotan and Bryunnhilde
Final run of whole scene
Sat 9 Feb  2pm-5pm SJSS  Harps and percussion for the first time, rehearse sections only
(prob most/all of scene I and II and parts of scene III

 

Saturday 6 April 2019, 7pm    St James Piccadilly

Bach
St Matthew Passion


2 identical orchestras - each comprising
2 flutes, 2 oboes (doubling d’amore), 1 bassoon, 4 1st violins, 4 2nd violins, 3 violas, 2 cellos, 1 double bass
organ (Sam Laughton), Harpsichord (Ben Driver), viola da gamba (Jenny Bullock)

In addition:
- the oboes of Orchestra 1 also double on oboe da caccia (or cor anglais)
- the flutes of Orchestra 1 ideally double on recorder
Sun 24 Mar 2pm-6pm St Pancras church hall 2.00-2.45 Orchestra 1 strings
2.45-4.30 Tutti strings
4.30-6.00 Orchestra 2 strings
Mon 25 Mar 7.00-9.45 UCLA tutti
Mon 1 Apr  7.00-9.45 UCLA 7.00-7.45 orchestra 1 strings
7.45-9.45 tutti
Wed 3 Apr 7.00-9.45 UCLA 7.00-8.45 orchestra 1 tutti
8.45-9.45 orchestra 2 strings
Sat 6 Apr REHEARSAL   2pm-3.30pm, break, 3.45pm-5.30pm
              CONCERT       7pm-10pm concert with break between parts
SJP tutti

 

Saturday 15 June 2019, 7pm St John's Smith Square

Brahms Double Concerto
2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets, 2 bassoons, 4 horns, 2 trumpets, timpani and strings.

Shostakovich Symphony no.10
2 flutes and piccolo (2nd flute doubling 2nd piccolo), 3 oboes (3rd doubling cor anglais), 3 clarinets (3rd doubling E-flat clarinet), 3 bassoons (3rd doubling contrabassoon), 4 horns, 3 trumpets, 3 trombonestubatimpanibass drumsnare drumtrianglecymbalstambourinetam-tamxylophone, strings.

Mon 20 May 7pm-9.45pm UCLA Full orchestra - run through of both pieces
Wed 22 May 7pm-9.45pm UCLA Separate sectionals for wind, brass and strings
Mon 3 Jun 7pm - 9.45pm UCLA Shostakovich
Wed 5 Jun 7pm-9.45pm UCLA Brahms and Shostakovich
Mon 10 Jun 7pm-9.45pm UCLA Brahms with soloists and maybe a bit of Shostakovich
Wed 12 Jun 7pm-9.45pm UCLA Shostakovich - full orchestra
Sat 15 Jun 2pm -5pmS SJSS TBA