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CHRISTMAS CONCERT SATURDAY 11th DECEMBER

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Welcome..

robert... to the Crowthorne Symphony Orchestra website.

We are an amateur orchestra based in Crowthorne, Berkshire, and have attracted our membership from Bracknell, Wokingham, Camberley, Ascot, Reading, and as far afield as Maidenhead, Aldershot, Newbury, Woking, Guildford and Andover. We are an enthusiastic, friendly group who make music for enjoyment’s sake, but who take rehearsals, practice and concerts seriously. Players are of all ages and come from all walks of life.

Our Director of Music is Robert Roscoe, who joined us in 2007. Under Robert’s leadership, the Orchestra has performed varied and challenging programmes including popular classics as well as less well-known pieces. We regularly invite soloists to join us.

Why don’t you come along to our next concert? If you are a competent player (even if you haven't played for a while and would like to get back to it) and would like to join us, or would just like to know more about the Orchestra then please browse this site or get in touch.


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Welcome Back!
Book Now for our November 27th Concert
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We are absolutely delighted to invite you to book tickets for our November concert - the first we have been able to perform for nearly two years! And we are extremely fortunate that our soloists for the Brahms Double Concerto - Molly Cockburn and Michael Atkinson - had our concert date free in their busy schedules. We were only a couple of weeks away from the 2020 concert which included this work when lockdown happened so it is exciting that we will finally be able to perform it with them. To complete the concert Robert has programmed Brahms' Tragic Overture and the much-loved 2nd Symphony of Sibelius.

We have put in a range of safety precautions for this concert, and our regular audience will notice a few changes which include a larger stage and a smaller audience so we can space out the players, and an area of socially distanced seating which can be booked by anyone on a first come first served basis. Unfortunately we've decided it's best not to offer interval refreshments to avoid crowding (though you are welcome to bring your own), but on the positive side your ticket now includes a printed programme. Full details of all changes are listed before you buy your tickets (click here or the BUY TICKETS button to go to the page). For this concert we are selling ALL tickets via this ticketing site which allows us to monitor numbers and also to contact everyone, should the need arise. Tickets will not be available on the door or through any local outlets this time. We'll keep a close eye on how everything works, and would welcome your feedback, as obviously this is a new situation for us all. We are all very much looking forward to our return to The Old Gym on November 27th and hope to see you there.  


Christmas Concert at St John's,
Saturday 11th December 2021 at 4.30pm
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We're pleased to announce that our traditional family Christmas Concert at St John's, Crowthorne is back this year, on Saturday 11th December. We'll be playing a programme of favourite seasonal music, including Sleigh Ride, Christmas at the Movies, and music from Frozen, and of course there will be carols to join in. Tickets are now on sale via the red "BUY TICKETS" button on this page – bring the family, under-16 tickets are free! We hope to have some tickets available on the door, but with a limited capacity audience it's best to buy online if at all possible. We can promise you a fun family event to start the festive season. As with the November concert, we have put some safety measures in place which are listed on the ticket sales page before you make your purchase.  



Elizaveta Tyun Returns for Spring 2022 Concert springconcert22
Looking forward to next year, our concert programme starts with the return of soloist Elizaveta Tyun who has thrilled us with her performances of the Britten, Tchaikovsky and Brahms Violin Concertos. For our March concert she will be playing the Bruch, and this is definitely going to be a concert where you'll want to book early - Elizaveta is a favourite with our audiences and tickets will be in high demand. We will let you know when booking is open.  


EasyFundraising and the Bracknell Lottery
Like many other organisations we've dug into our resources over the past year to keep music events going for our members whilst having no concert income to boost funds. We ran a successful workshop programme for sections of the orchestra over the summer months, and full orchestra events at Christmas and July 2021, all of which helped to keep us together and give our members the opportunity to play. Obviously with smaller numbers these events needed to be subsidised which we were more than happy to do, but we must keep one eye on resources! We are always grateful for support for the orchestra, and two easy ways if people would like to help are via EasyFundraising and the Bracknell Lottery.

EasyFundraising raises a donation from shops and suppliers when you buy from them - without costing you a penny! You just need to sign up for an account, specify CSO as the beneficiary, and then go shopping. One of our players recently bought a new fridge via the EasyFundraising link, and John Lewis donated £12 to the orchestra! Our EasyFundraising page can be found here.

The Bracknell Lottery offers supporters the chance to win £25k! Tickets are £1 a week with 50% of the price going directly to the cause (us!) and there is a 1 in 50 chance of winning a prize. Please check out our page on the Lottery site for more information and to buy tickets.  


 

Next Concert

AUTUMN CONCERT

Saturday 27th November 2021 7.30pm at The Old Gym, Wellington College, Crowthorne


Brahms Tragic Overture
Brahms Double Concerto for Violin and Cello, soloists Molly Cockburn and Michael Atkinson
Sibelius Symphony No 2

Next Workshop

Saturday 7th May 2022

 

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