Hadleigh Orchestra

A local community orchestra based in Hadleigh, Suffolk, UK.

We're a long established orchestra with a good regular membership and we rehearse weekly in academic term times. This is a mixed ability orchestra with players ranging from grade 4 students to professionals, teachers and second career musicians. We welcome new members in all sections of the orchestra, and to join you need to be a minimum of grade 4.

Our orchestra is conducted by Kay Bartlett who gets us ready to play in our Summer and Christmas concerts.

Rehearsals are easy to travel to by car from Colchester, Ipswich, Sudbury & Stowmarket and are on Monday evenings 7:30pm to 9:30pm at Beaumont CP School, Durrant Road, Hadleigh, Suffolk IP7 6GD. There's a small membership charge of approx. £25.00 per academic term.

Vacancy: Strings

We currently have vacancies for 1st violinists. Players in this section ideally need to be grade 6+

We also have vacancies for 2nd violins, violas, cellos and double bass.

If you are interested in any of these vacancies, please use our contact form

Vacancy: Brass

We currently have vacancies for Trombones and Trumpets.

If you are interested in any of these vacancies, please use our contact form

Vacancy: Woodwind

We currently have vacancies for clarinet and bassoon.

If you are interested in any of these vacancies, please use our contact form

Vacancy: Percussion

We currently have a vacancy for a percussionist.

If you are interested in this vacancy, please use our contact form

Christmas Concert 2018 - Sunday 9th December at 6.30 pm St Joseph's Church, Hadleigh

Concerts

Upcoming Concert

Christmas Concert 2018 - Sunday 9th December at 6.30 pm
St Joseph's Church, Hadleigh
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Conductor: Kay Bartlett

As usual, entrance is free, collection in aid of Talitha Koum Charity. All are welcome.

Provisional Programme
  • Tchaikovsky Nutcracker Suite
  • Brahms 4 Waltzes From Op 39
  • Bach Sinfonia
  • Vivaldi Themes From Autumn & Winter
  • Popular Christmas Carols

Previous Concerts

Summer Concert 2018 - Sunday 10th June at 6.30 pm
Stoke by Nayland : St Mary's Church
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Conductor: Ute Cooper

As usual, entrance is free, but we shall invite donations as you leave. All are welcome.

Provisional Programme
  • Dvorak: Slavonic Dance No.1
  • John Cooper: Irish Melodies
  • Kookabura Round
  • Mendelssohn: Athalia Overture
  • Herb Brown: Singing in the Rain
  • Gershwin: Summer Time
  • Tchaikovsky: Sleeping Beauty Waltz
  • Dvorak: Movements 3 & 4 from Symphony No. 8
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Hadleigh Arts Festival (Taster) 2018 - Saturday 21st April at 5 pm
St Mary's Church, Hadleigh
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Conductor: Ute Cooper

Entrance Fee £1.50 towards the Hadleigh Arts Festival

Provisional Programme
  • Three Tunes from Shakespeare's England : arr. Hare
    • Go From My Window
    • Greensleeves
    • Nobodyes Gigge
  • A Suite of English Folk Songs : Boyle
    • The Wraggle Taggle Gipsies
    • O Waly, Waly
    • Blow Away The Morning Dew
  • Curtain Raisers
    • Sunrise-Sunset (Fiddler on the Roof) : Bock/Harnick
    • German Dance (No.9) : Beethoven
Complement : Strings Only
  • Violin 1st : 4
  • Violin 2nd : 4 (Inc. 2 Guests)
  • Viola 3
  • Cello 4
  • Double Bass 1 : (Inc. 1 Guest)
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Christmas Concert 2017 - Sunday 3rd December at 6.30 pm
St Joseph's Church, Hadleigh
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Conductor: Ute Cooper
Leader: Lisa Patchett

As usual, entrance is free, but we shall invite donations as you leave. All are welcome.

Provisional Programme
  • Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 - 1750) : Sleepers, Wake!
  • Noel: French Round
  • Carol 1: Once in Royal David's City
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 - 1791) : Rondo
  • Isaac Albéniz (1860 - 1909) : Tango
  • Carol 2: O come, O come, Emmanuel
  • Antonin Dvorak (1841 - 1904) : Movements 2 & 3 - 8th Symphony
  • Alexander Borodin (1833 - 1887) : Nocturne
  • Carol 3: It Came upon the Midnight Clear
  • Howard Blake (1938 - ) : Walking in the Air
Complement
  • Violin 1st : 6
  • Violin 2nd : 7
  • Viola 4
  • Cello 5
  • Double Bass 1
  • Flute 3
  • Piccolo 1
  • Oboe 2
  • Clarinet 2
  • Bassoon 2
  • Horn 4
  • Trumpet 2
  • Trombone 1
  • Percussion 2
  • Keyboard 2
Summer Concert 2017 - Sunday 11th June at 6.30 pm
St Mary's Church, Hadleigh
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Conductor: Ute Cooper
Leader: Lisa Patchett

As usual, entrance is free, but we shall invite donations as you leave. All are welcome.

Provisional Programme
  • George Frederick Handel (1685 - 1759) : Organ Concerto No.5 in F
  • Ludwig von Beethoven (1770 - 1827) : Symphony No.1 in C
  • Giacomo Puccini (1858 - 1924) : Two Opera Arias
    • Nessun Dorma (from Turandot)
    • One Fine Day (from Madama Butterfly)
  • Paul Dukas (1865 - 1935) : The Sorcerer's Apprentice

Rehearsal Details

Rehearsal Dates : Spring and Summer Terms 2018

Subject to: Weather Constraints

Normally on Monday evenings 7:30pm to 9:30pm at Beaumont CP School, Durrant Road, Hadleigh, Suffolk IP7 6GD

For rehearsal enquiries, use our contact form or phone John Druce: 01473 827242

Autumn Term
17th September 2018
24th September 2018
1st October 2018
8th October 2018
15th October 2018
No rehearsal on 22nd October 2018 (Half Term)
29th October 2018
5th November 2018
12th November 2018
19th November 2018
26th November 2018
3rd December 2018
End of School Term : Christmas Holidays : no rehearsals until the Spring Term

Notices for Orchestra Members

Christmas Concert on 9th December 2018 at St Joseph's Church, Hadleigh.
3.30pm Rehearsal
5.30pm Tea Break
6.30pm Concert
Dress - smart informal; if possible, black from the waist down and coloured top.
Click on the image below to see the Printed Flyer as a PDF.

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