GRO (Going-on Repertoire Orchestra)

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:
Sunday 29th September 2019
William Westley School, Whittlesford. 

The fourth GRO day. Led by conductor Steve Bingham (violinist and conductor extraordinaire), we will valiantly battle through some more of the fabulous BBC Ten Pieces arrangements.

Proposed Repertoire: 
Hall of the Mountain King (Grieg)
Symphony no 9 (Dvorak)
Trumpet Concerto (Haydn)
Finlandia (Sibelius)
All music can be downloaded HERE

TIMETABLE

11am arrive and tea/coffee (provided)  
11.30am - 1pm rehearsal 1
1pm-1.45pm lunch (bring packed lunch)
1.45-3pm rehearsal 2
3pm tea break
3.15pm-4.25pm rehearsal 3
4.25pm 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.

Cost: 
£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. 

CLICK HERE for the sign-up form
CLICK HERE for the event information and payment options

Previous Repertoire

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

 

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