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Orchestras currently operating in West Berkshire and North Hampshire

Beenham Wind Orchestra

The Beenham Band is a wind orchestra and would welcome enquiries from any brass or woodwind players. The orchestra plays a wide variety of music ranging from classical to pop. The orchestra meets at Beenham Junior school each Friday from 7.30-9.30pm

Simon Witcomb (Chairman)
Turnfields Gate
RG19 4PT.

Tel: 01 635 869 869 

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DA CAPO (Do All Come And Play Orchestra!)

DA CAPO (Do All Come And Play Orchestra!) is an independently run adult learners' orchestra, meeting at Padworth Village Hall, Padworth Lane, RG7 4HY (off the A4 between Woolhampton and Theale) from 7.30-9.30 on Thursday evenings in term time.

There's no minimum standard, and all orchestral or band instruments are accepted. It's intended to offer a progressive experience for everyone.

Beginners are welcome to join as soon as they are brave enough, but the orchestra caters for a wide variety of players who may stay for years or move on when they have regained confidence, perhaps after many years of not playing. Recorders, plucked strings such as guitars and fixed pitch instruments such as accordions are not appropriate.

Patsy Moore AGSM ARCM, Conductor, Arranger etc.
Telephone: 0118 983 2098

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Kingsclere Guitar Orchestra

A recently ( March 09 ) formed orchestra for classical guitar for players of all ages from beginners to advanced. We meet for an hour once a month on a Sunday evening in Kingsclere ( situated between Basingstoke and Newbury ) to play ensemble pieces and to share music we enjoy.

There is no minimum standard but players will need to be able to sight read ‘easy’ pieces of music. New members are very welcome.

Ashman Alison
07808 777650

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Newbury Symphony OrchestraNewbury Symphony Orchestra

Playing members and friends welcomed. 3 symphony concerts annually. Professional Conductor for rehearsals and concerts.

Fiona Little

Telephone: 01635 43684

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Southern SinfoniaSouthern Sinfonia

Southern Sinfonia is a professional, regional orchestra based in Newbury, Berkshire, with musicians, soloists and conductors of national and international renown, performing classical music for audiences all over the south of England.

The Sinfonia also makes music accessible to wider audiences through its educational and community work and its concerts in informal settings.

The Sinfonia's aim is to combine excellence with accessibility so that their music appeals to audiences of all ages and from all walks of life. Whether performing a full symphonic concert or a duet at lunchtime, a string quartet or a brass masterclass, they continue to provide a wide and versatile repertoire of music from the baroque to the contemporary.

Southern Sinfonia
Nalder Hill House
Wickham Heath
RG20 8EU

Telephone: 01635 580035

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