Membership

 

 

 

So Jin and Rosalind

 

 

The orchestra has about 40 members, mostly in the Grade 6 - 8 range.  Many of them have picked up again instruments that they played earlier in life; others have taken up their instruments more recently.  We also have several music teachers in the orchestra, along with a few who have been professional performers, though not necessarily on the instruments they play here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We rehearse at Kingston United Reformed Church, in Eden Street, Kingston, KT1 1HZ, on Wednesday mornings from 10.15 until 12.30, in three ten week terms.

 

 

 

If you are interested in joining us, click here.

 

 

Jonathan Law

The orchestra is run by an elected committee. Current members are:

Chairman     Jonathan Law

Secretary     Mary Hayes

Treasurer     Peter Anning

Committee members    

Angela Ayton, Barbara Harrison, Perry Kitchen (concert manager), Chris Pocock.
Ex officio:  Rupert Bond.

 

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VACANCY FOR LEADER from January 2019.

See below for further details.

Vacancies for strings

There are currently vacancies for violins and violas. 

If you are interested or know of someone else who might be interested please look at our Join us page.

Click here to read what one or our members wrote about her experience in a letter to a newspaper.

Next concert

Christmas Concert

(with the Harmonie Choir)

 

3 pm Sunday 9 December 2018
All Saints Parish Church
Kingston KT1 1JP

 

Music commemorating
the Armistice in 1918
and
A selection of
Christmas music

George Butterworth:
The Banks of Green Willow
Rupert Bond:
Fantasia on Southwell (Damon 1579): A Verse Anthem
Sir Edward Elgar:
Nimrod  - Variation 9 of the Enigma Variations
Maurice Ravel:
Le Tombeau de Couperin

Ralph Vaughan Williams:
The Lark Ascending
Frederick Delius:
Sleigh Ride
Ralph Vaughan Williams:
Fantasia on Christmas Carols
... and carols.

Leader: Kingston 3AO

"Leader: Kingston 3rd Age Orchestra

The Kingston 3rd Age Orchestra will need a new leader from January 2019.  After 4 years with us, our current leader, Madeleine Easton is moving to Australia.  Therefore we are looking for a professional or semi-professional violinist with experience of leading and encouraging amateur musicians, who is able to lead sectional rehearsals with enthusiasm and insight (usually 3 or 4 per term), take the whole rehearsal if necessary, and have a knowledge/ appreciation of wind instruments in such circumstances.  The orchestra rehearses on Wednesday mornings in Kingston upon Thames, and gives two Sunday afternoon concerts a year in March and December.

Please contact Jonathan Law (Chairman of the K3AO) for more information, and to indicate interest, by noon on Tuesday 27th November 2018, by email (jptbhrlaw@btinternet.com).  Candidates may submit a short (one page) CV if they wish.  A shortlist of candidates will be drawn up with the help of our conductor, Rupert Bond, and further information will be distributed to them on 28th November, asking for responses by Fri 7th December 2018."