Exciting news! We have tentatively booked a few rehearsals over the Summer at St Edyth’s Church in Sea Mills. The aim of these sessions is to get the orchestra back playing together again and to give us a bit of a warm up ahead of the Autumn term. These sessions are of course dependant on restrictions being lifted and we will review the latest advice ahead of these sessions going ahead.
Unfortunately we have had to cancel our summer concerts for this year. It has now been well over a year since our last performance and we are relieved to say that we are now planning a return to rehearsals in September this year. This is of course dependant on government advice between now and then and we’ll keep you updated as things progress.
Due to the continuing severity of the Covid-19 pandemic, the committee have taken the decision to hold off on returning to rehearsals for the rest of the year. We will reassess the situation in early 2021.
Unfortunately due to the current COVID-19 outbreak and in line with government advice we of course won’t be going ahead with our summer concerts this year which were to be performed on the 26th and 27th of June. We will be monitoring the situation closely and will provide further updates later in the year.
Come along to Bristol Chamber Orchestra’s Spring Concert in the beautiful setting and acoustic of the church of St Mary Magdalene, Stoke Bishop. We begin with Bartók’s selection of Eastern European folk melodies, then a depiction of the English countryside by Vaughan Williams in his jaunty oboe concerto. It will be an honour to welcome rising star oboist Alice Rivers, a native of Stoke Bishop, who is fully involved in the local music scene and will shortly be taking up a place to read music at Cambridge University.
Our second half features Tchaikovsky’s jubilant Serenade for Strings, which has a full emotional range from fragility and despair to playful and triumphant. Tchaikovsky tests all the performers with dramatic contrasts, stunning melodies and constant rhythmic drive. This much-loved serenade, which is among the finest in the repertoire, will leave you with a smile on your face. We hope you can join us.
Advance tickets available from orchestra members or by calling 0117 9688549 £12.00 on the door, £10.00 in advance, £5.00 for students, free for children
After half a term of conducting us as guest conductor, Tim Harrison has now been appointed to the role permanently. We are all very excited about working with him going forward, Tim has a wealth of experience with our repertoire and is a very accomplished string player himself. Find out more details about Tim here.
Tim will also be performing J.S. Bach’s Aria ‘Erbarme dich, mein Gott’ at our next concert.