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Join the Orchestra

Winchester Music Club Orchestra is composed of a regular set of amateur string players with professionals brought in for the other instrument sections as a particular work might demand.

The regular string players, although amateur, play at a very high standard. If you would like to be considered for the string orchestra, or are a professional non-string player and would like to be put on the players’ list, please apply for an audition by emailing our conductor Nicholas Wilks at npw@wincoll.ac.uk.

Nicholas Wilks also conducts Winchester Symphony Orchestra with playing opportunities for amateurs in all sections. See their website for more details.

What’s involved

Winchester Music Club perform two concerts a year: one on a Thursday in November in Winchester Cathedral and the second on a Saturday in late March or early April usually in New Hall, Winchester College. Rehearsals for the string players are on three or four Tuesday evenings preceding the concerts from 7.30-9.30pm in Winchester College Music School. In addition there are rehearsals for all players in the concert venues: on the preceding Wednesday evening and Thursday afternoon for the November concert, and Friday evening and Saturday afternoon for the spring concert.