Membership

Solihull Symphony Orchestra is an amateur orchestra based between Birmingham and Coventry in the West Midlands - all our members play for enjoyment and relaxation rather than monetary reward. Membership is by subscription and is subject to conditions as described in the Rules and Constitution.

The subscription rate for members from September 2017 is 135. We encourage members to pay online annually, but a termly rate of £50 is possible in some circumstances. The subscription covers the costs of rehearsals, orchestral tuition and occasional sectional coaching from CBSO members or other professional musicians. Subscriptions are not normally charged for a new member's first term, or for student members.

Instrumentalists interested in joining the orchestra are invited to contact us. We also welcome enquiries for short term membership - if you're studying here for a year, or on a short term work placement for example ?

Email info@solihullsymphony.org.uk, or phone 0121 745 5548

At the moment, we are actively looking for new players in the following areas for our next concert on Saturday 25 November. Rehearsals start on Tuesday 5 September, but new members welcome from whenever they are available!

Strings - definite vacancies for 1st and 2nd violins, other strings usually required as well.

There are no formal auditions or entry requirements, although players will normally be expected to have had some orchestral experience. However, a willingness to learn and a commitment to attend Tuesday evening rehearsals regularly are equally important.

New recruitment poster PDF (A4)

Updated 15 August 2017

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Forthcoming Rehearsals ...

Regular weekly rehearsals are held in the David Turnbull Music Centre, Solihull School, B91 3DJ

Use the entrance opposite New Road, and park on The Level - both are marked on the map.

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Solihull School
Photo - Malcolm Payne Group

Drive through the car park, then up the narrow road alongside the playing field. The Music School is straight ahead - follow the road round and park behind the building.

Rehearsals take place in the studio facing onto the field, at the right of the photograph above. All rehearsals begin on time (19:30), so players should aim to arrive by 19:15 to ensure a punctual start. Entrance (via a key code) is at either end of the building.

The Rehearsal schedule for the current term is summarised / updated as necessary below.

Autumn Term 2017

rehearsals are at Solihull School unless specified otherwise below. Coffee rota in italics.

17 Oct - Beethoven 2nd Violins
Shirley Methodist Church - note change of venue!

24 Oct - HALF-TERM - no rehearsal

31 Oct - Schumann and Rachmaninoff
7 Nov - Beethoven
14 Nov - Full rehearsal with Richard Jenkinson
21 Nov - Schumann and Beethoven
23 Nov - Rachmaninoff
25 Nov - Concert

28 Nov - normal rehearsal
5 Dec - normal rehearsal at Shirley Methodist Church

Venues and repertoire may change, so check website, emails and Facebook regularly for up to date information

Last updated 12 October 2017

www.solihullsymphony.org.uk