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The orchestra enjoys regular rehearsals on Monday evenings 

from 7.15pm to 9.30pm, in Newcastle-under-Lyme.

See the rehearsal dates, venues and schedule below. 

We have a short break half way through but since

the Covid outbreak refreshments have not been provided.


We are always on the look out for new members (recommended minimum age 16).

If you would like to come and join us (subject to you meeting certain levels of performance) do get in touch. In the first instance contact our Orchestra Manager, Pam Booth. Use the Contact Form here>

Usual Rehearsal Venue

Newcastle-under-Lyme School 

Vessey Terrace 




At the top of Vessey Terrace, on the right,

on the junction with Victoria Road.


Car parking on site, and roads nearby.


If you have any queries

please contact us by the Contact Form


Rehearsal Schedule

2023-2024 Season

Rehearsals up to the Christmas holiday break

at usual venue - Vessey Terrace.

Usual start time - 19:15

Juan Ortuno conducting

04 Dec with Cor Anglais - Borodin, Tchaik, Glazunov I, II

11 Dec with Nigel - Arutunian, Tchaik, Glazunov III, IV


08 Jan 2024 with 3rd clarinet - Glazunov, Tchaik

15 Jan with Nigel - Arutunian, Glazunov I, III, IV

22 Jan Full orchestra - Glazunov, Tchaik, Borodin

27 Jan 2024 - CONCERT DAY

Rehearsal 3pm till 5pm, with Juan Ortuno, conducting

at St John Fisher Catholic College, Newcastle,  ST5 2SJ

NO rehearsal Monday 29 Jan 24, we continue on 5th February and no rehearsal 12th February as its half term.


CONCERT - Performers' Dress Code

Ladies - all black

Gents - open necked black shirts and black trousers, no jackets, no ties

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