Please consider joining us

1) As a Player

If you play an orchestral instrument, we are always pleased to see potential new members and we are happy for anyone to give the orchestra a try for a couple of weeks to see if you are interested in becoming a permanent member. We are always in need of more string players and from time to time we also need additional wind players. Currently, we are in need of brass and percussion players.

If you decide to join the orchestra as a playing member, you should meet the required standard, which is at least Grade 5 for strings and Grade 7 for woodwind and brass, although experience is taken into consideration. You will also be expected to commit to regular weekly rehearsals.

The current annual membership fee is £90 for adults and £30 for students.

If you play a musical instrument and would like to be involved, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

2) As a Friend

If you don’t play a musical instrument, but come along regularly to our concerts, then why not consider joining us as a Friend of the Orchestra? Our list of Friends is growing due to our popularity and in return for your support in joining the Friends Scheme, you will receive a 25% discount off yout ticket price (if purchased in advance) to each of our four main concerts that we give each year. You will also be invited to join us for an interval drink to meet with the Conductor and some of our principal players. 

Our Friends membership for this Season is £25 per person or £40 for a couple.

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Alternatively click here for an application form

Please click here for our Gift Aid form

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