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Triumphant Debut for new conductor

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!!

New Conductor Appointed

Great News! As from 1 September 2017, Ben England has been appointed to be conductor of Nailsea Concert Orchestra.

Many thanks to all those who applied and auditioned for us over a very exciting summer 2017!!

Ben has a wealth of conducting experience from Bristol and London, and we are looking forward to expanding our repertoire and working with him. Keep logging in for future concert and orchestra news!

Bassoonist cover needed.

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.

Nailsea Community Day

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.

Bassoon Vacancy Sept 2016

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.

Thanks in Advance!

A Viennese Gala

Nailsea Concert Orchestra is proud to present its next concert entitled “A Viennese Gala”.

The concert will be held at our usual venue, Nailsea Methodist Church, on the 27th of February at 7.30pm.

The orchestra will be led by Ali White and conducted by Robert Jenner.

Tickets can be bought from Nailsea Music Shop or on the door. Prices are £10 for adults and £1 for children under 16.

With thanks to NCO member Greg Banks for designing the great poster below. Keep an eye out for them around North Somerset!

Poster Feb-16 A Viennese Gala