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Orchestras

There are a  variety of ensembles and opportunities within the Music Department.
 

Symphony Orchestra

Ensemble leader: Crispin Ward

Symphony Orchestra is one of the most prestigious instrumental ensembles at the University. It performs concerts throughout the year in Chichester Cathedral, the University Chapel and in other venues and often tours in the Summer months. The Symphony Orchestra meet for intensive rehearsals for a short period before concerts rather than a regular weekly meeting, usually on Sundays during the day and Tuesday evenings. The orchestra is supported by tutors in all sections of the orchestra who also take sectional rehearsals. Membership is by audition.

Chamber Orchestra

Ensemble leader: Crispin Ward

Chamber Orchestra is a small ensemble of between 15-17 players who rehearse twice a week to produce high quality performances throughout the year, all over the UK and abroad. This is a big commitment for students as it is a showcase for the whole University and a high standard is expected. Repertoire ranges from the Baroque to 20th Century, they also give students an opportunity to play solo in concertos. Membership is by audition.

Pops Orchestra

Ensemble leader: Crispin Ward

Pops orchestra is for any instrumentalist who wants experience of playing in a large ensemble. There are approximately 70 performers and they explore film music, music from the shows, orchestral rock and pop music. The Pops Orchestra has recently toured the Channel Islands as well as giving concerts both within the University and at other venues. Entry is open to anyone.