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July 2018

Telford Community Orchestra -We are on the move - after a really busy and successful year of joint ventures we have decided that from September 2018, to allow us to expand our membership, rehearsals will be moving to Old Park Primary School & Children's Centre, Brunel Road, Malinslee TF3 2BF. We will continue to rehearse on Thursdays 18:30-19:30, during term time.

September 2015

Telford Community Orchestra is still going strong but we always welcome more new players. Thanks to all of our players for a great evening of musical entertainment provided for the residents of Lake View Residential Care Home Telford, in July.  The residents, staff and visitors very much appreciated our musical offerings. We have a regular membership of around 15 players from school and college students through to retired people across the strings, woodwind and brass sections. Rehearsals start back on 10/09/15. Please contact ( see Contact Us ) if you would like to join us to make sure we can provide appropriate parts for you at the rehearsal. You will be made to feel very welcome in a warm and relaxed atmosphere.

Other news
There are a limited number of places still available for Brass lessons this year but unfortunately Piano and Guitar places are now fully booked.

Congratulations to past student Jack Hancher who has successfully auditioned for a place at the Royal College of Music in London. He will be starting there in September 2012 and studying under the tutelage of the great maestro Gary Ryan. Also, thanks go to Jack and his parents for coming to Andrienna's Horn Recital.

Events coming up soon
Telford Community Orchestra has now been rehearsing together for almost a year and to end this 1st year we will be giving a performance for the residents and visitors at Oaken Terrace Care Home, Codsall on Thursday 5th July, 7pm.

Andi Straw will be giving a Horn Recital on Friday 13th July at St Chad's Church in Shrewsbury starting at 12.40pm, followed by lunch. On this occasion she will be accompanied by Bob Wysome on piano and Andy Straw on Classical Guitar.

Andy and Andrienna have just got to the end of a very busy but enjoyable few days of music adjudicating at the Much Wenlock Live Arts Festival. Many congratulations are extended to all of the performers who took part in the classes. The standards were extremely high and we both felt privileged to be part of the festival and to be able to enjoy your music making. We had some very tough decisions to make throughout the course of the events in placing competitors but hope that everyone enjoyed the process of the music making as much as we did!
A big thank you also needs to go out to all of the committee members for their hard work in the planning for this amazing festival.
Good luck to all of you who will be taking part in the concert in June.

Congratulations to Alex on gaining 3rd place in the Intermediate Solo Performers Class at the Much Wenlock Live Arts Festival - well done!

Andi Straw has just started a new post at Wolverhampton Grammar School, teaching French Horn and Trombone for 1 day a week. This is an exciting new venture which she is very enthusiastic about.

Congratulations to Elizabeth for gaining a merit in her Grade 1 Classical Guitar exam - well done!

Good luck to Cristiana Grade 2 Piano, Harry Grade 3 Piano, Isaac Grade 4 Guitar and Richard Grade 6 Guitar who will all be taking their exams next term.

Telford Community Orchestra - has enjoyed a very successful first term including a performance at the Ketley Community Music Evening. Thank you to all members who have made the first term such a rewarding one. Here's to an even more rewarding 2nd term, we start back on Thursday 12th January.We would still welcome new players to all sections.

A Capriccio- Performed at a lunchtime concert at Wellington Methodist Church alongside Michael Davey (organ). "A delightful occasion, thoroughly enjoyed by everyone"

Classical Guitar & Flute - Craig Ogden & Judith Hall
World famous performers present music by Ravel, Albeniz, Villa-Lobos and Rodrigo at Adams' Grammar School Library, Newport, Telford Sat 15th Oct 7.45pm.

Emma Johnson with Orchestra of the Severn and New College Chorale at Shrewsbury Abbey, click on for further details.

Telford Community Orchestra will have it's first rehearsal at 6.30pm at Ketley Community Centre, see Tab on left-hand side of screen for further details.