Well done to all orchestra members, guests and helpers, for a brilliant concert at the Catholic Church this weekend, November 25th. Some exceptional playing, and the brilliant marketing put in by Liz resulted in a bumper audience of around 200 at St.Francis.
A fitting debut for Ben’s tenure; I am sure exciting times lay ahead for the Orchestra. Look out for the results on social media, and don’t forget the Christmas meal for the orchestra on 8th December. Roll on for the next concert: Mar 17th 2018!!
As from April 2017, we would be very pleased to hear from you if you a bassoonist looking for some orchestral playing.
Although we have 2 bassoonists, there are frequently gaps when we would be really grateful for someone to cover by playing either the 2nd or 1st bassoon parts. We play a wide variety of classical and light music, from Gershwin to Handel. There are no auditions involved, but you should have some experience of ensemble playing and be at least Grade 6 standard. If interested, please contact us either via our Facebook page or this website.
Great news! Our orchestra is to have a stand at the Community Day ; to be held at the Nailsea Masonic Centre on Saturday June 24 between 11am and 4 pm (postcode is BS48 2BA).
This is your chance to publicize the orchestra more, thereby attracting new members, and also have a bit of fun by finding out about other (non-commercial) organisations in Nailsea. Orchestra members: please be positive and invite people along to attend (free admission) and also volunteer to be on our stand if you can. We need ideas about how to publicize the orchestra so we get new members to join us.
Any questions or ideas, please see Meryl, Liz or Steve at the next orchestra rehearsal.
There will be a 2nd bassoon vacancy for our Autumn concert this year (2016). Rehearsals start in early September for a concert in November (26th November in Nailsea).
Please contact the website or leave a comment and contact details should you be interested. You should be a good player of at least Grade 6 standard or equivalent and ideally live in North Somerset within easy reach of Nailsea.
NCO have been practising hard for our next concert ‘A Viennese Gala’ on Saturday 27th February, 7:30pm at Nailsea Methodist Church.
The orchestra is at the heart of Nailsea’s community. If you would like to see us perform live then we would love to see you there!!