GRO (Going-on Repertoire Orchestra)

The Orchestra for Adult Learners (and their children!)

Covid-19 Update:
We are going virtual! I'm proposing that people signed up to the workshop which has now been cancelled for the 2nd time try to find a time to record themselves playing along with the 10 pieces MP3 files. We'll provide a piano track to play along with if this proves easier. Record yourself playing with the backing track on headphones, and then we'll multitrack everyone together to form our virtual orchestra. The Nutcracker pieces seems like the best choice to start with. 

Next workshop day:
Spring 2020  Sunday 29th March
William Westley School, Whittlesford. 

The fifth GRO day tackling some more of the fabulous BBC Ten Pieces arrangements.

Proposed Repertoire: 
Rhapsody in Blue, Doctor Who!, Beethoven V, Nutcracker
All music can be downloaded HERE and must be printed out by each player before the day. 
PLEASE NOTE: Beethoven gr 4./5 parts are only available direct from Kirsty via email! 


1pm arrive and tea/coffee (provided) 
1.30pm - 3pm rehearsal 1
3pm-3.15pm tea break
3.15pm-4.45pm rehearsal 2
4.45pm-5pm tea break 
5pm- 5.40pm rehearsal 3
5.40pm informal performance to friends/family/hangers on

The day is open to adult learners, plus their children. 
The music comes in 3 levels - beginner, grade 2-3ish and grade 4-5 ish. You will need to download the whole set of music for each piece from the BBC website, and print out the parts that you find most suitable. There will NOT be spare music copies on the day.
Please bring a music stand each.

£20 per person or £40 for a family entry 
Payment MUST be made immediately by card, or transfer. NO cheques or cash payments for this event. Regular Harmonia members can pay by the usual bank transfer method.  

The sign up form is here! There is a link on it to the payment page where you can buy "tickets" to take part.  
You can also buy your "ticket" by going to the event page on the calendar or upcoming events list. 
To join the mailing list, please join the general mailing list or contact
 Kirsty Body: 07715556589,  

Previous Repertoire
GRO 1 Mussorgsky Night on Bare Mountain, Purcell Abdelazar, Holst Mars, Bizet Toreadors and Habanera 
GRO 2 Copland Hoe-Down, Grieg Hall of Mountain King, Sibelius Finlandia, Mozart Horn Concerto
GRO 3 Stravinsky Firebird, Elgar Enigma Variations, Vaughan Williams Lark Ascending
GRO 4 Hall of the Mountain King (Grieg), Symphony no 9 (Dvorak), Trumpet Concerto (Haydn), Finlandia (Sibelius)

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