Orchestral Festival

Orchestral Festival

Posted: 28th February 2023

For young orchestral musicians, the Orchestral Festival on Sunday 26th March is a must!

A day of rehearsals run by professional musicians, including players from the Southern Sinfonia, and conducted by their excellent Artistic Director, Simon Chalk, it will be a fabulous day filled with music and fun!

The event is open to young musicians up to the age of 18, playing string, woodwind, brass and orchestral percussion to a level of Grade 3 or above. Running from 10am until 4pm, the whole event takes place at Queen’s College with sectional and full orchestra rehearsals culminating in a short concert for family and friends to attend. All music is provided on the day, as is brunch and refreshments so all you need is yourself and your instrument.

This exciting event is completely free with easy application via Google Form.

If you would like further information, please contact the Director of Music at Queen’s College, Ed Jenkins.

We are delighted that Simon Chalk, an outstanding conductor of international standing and Artistic Director of the Southern Sinfonia, will be joining us for the Orchestral Festival. Simon has conducted orchestras in over 70 countries, across a plethora of musical genres, to tens of thousands of concert goers. He has appeared at many of the world’s most iconic venues, from the Royal Albert Hall and Sydney Opera House to the O2 in London and Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas to name but a few, working alongside some of the finest soloists including Peter Donohoe, Eugen Indjic, Nicholas Daniel, Catrin Finch, Craig Ogden as well as musicians from many other musical styles including Il Divo, Lea Salonga, Alfie Boe, Kathryn Jenkins, Russell Watson, Alice Cooper, Roger Daltrey, Barry Manilow and Johnny Mathis.


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