The Orchestra for Adult Learners (and their children!)
GRO was founded as an orchestral opportunity to the many musicians who take up an extra instrument "for fun", for adults returning to playing, and for first time adult learners. Children of participants are also welcome to take part. We use the BBC Ten Pieces arrangements which combine 3 different difficulty levels = pre grade 1, grade 2-3 and grade 4-5.
Next workshop day:
William Westley School, Whittlesford.
The fifth GRO day tackling some more of the fabulous BBC Ten Pieces arrangements.
TBA - perhaps Rhapsody in Blue, Doctor Who!
All music can be downloaded HERE
11.30am arrive and tea/coffee (provided)
12pm- 1.30pm rehearsal 1
1.30pm-2pm lunch (bring packed lunch)
2pm-3.15pm rehearsal 2
3.15pm tea break
3.30pm-4.30pm rehearsal 3
4.30pm concert set up and tea break
4.40pm 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.
The sign up form will appear here once the date is announced. To go on the mailing list, please join the general mailing list or contactKirsty Body: 07715556589,
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)