Orchestra awaydays


 Abingworth Hall


The orchestra held a very successful weekend away this year on February 23 and 24 at Abingworth Hall, a delightful HF Holidays hotel at Thakeham, East Sussex at the foot of the South Downs (see pictures in our Photo Gallery).  We spent the weekend playing through lots of music (a new composition by a Canadian composer, Colleen Muriel, Mendelssohn's Italian Symphony, Holst's St Paul's Suite for Strings, various decets and octets for winds), and generally enjoying a weekend in the country.


These awaydays have been a highlight of the orchestra calendar since the beginning.  Members play as an orchestra as well as in small ensembles and spend social time together.  In 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014 the venue was Headley Park, a pleasant hotel in extensive grounds near Farnham in Hampshire.  In 2015 the awayday moved to Chorleywood and then to Abingworth Hall in 2016.





 Liz at Abingworth Hall         Perry at Abingworth















Orchestra at Abingworth




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Next concert

10th Anniversary year



3.00 pm

Sunday 29 March 2020

All Saints Church,

Kingston KT1 1JP


Rupert Bond

Overture (new work)



Piano Concerto No 22

in Eb major K482

(soloist: David Ward)



Symphony No 1