Chamber Orchestra

We are forming a brand new chamber orchestra with the view to creating the University of Reading’s premiere instrumental ensemble. This is an exciting chance to be involved in the development of a sparkling new orchestra, shaping the culture and building a foundation for growth in music activities at the University. Led by professional conductor and Artistic Director for UoR Music, Victoria Ely, the orchestra will be a part of the central core programme, performing a range of music from the classics to contemporary orchestral repertoire. Don’t miss this rare opportunity to be a founding member of an exciting new ensemble.

Entry requirements:

  • Principal positions are auditioned.
  • Tutti positions are unauditioned.
  • Brass/woodwind auditioned as required if competition for seats is high.
  • Ability to read music fluently and confident in playing parts (recommend approx. grade 5/6 or higher)
  • Reasonable sight-reading or willingness to do some personal practise outside rehearsals to match rehearsal pace.
  • Membership levels are determined by forming a balanced ensemble.

Out of respect for fellow orchestra members, musicians should be prepared to commit to arriving punctually and attending every rehearsal unless there is a valid reason approved by the director in advance.

To be involved with Orchestra this Autumn Term – fill in our membership form now


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