Dear ERSO members

Post-Christmas

As you all know, London is in Tier 4 and the rules do not permit amateur orchestras to meet to rehearse.  After As we not know what restrictions will be in place following the Christmas season, we have decided that we should cancel the planned February concert and instead focus on holding playthrough sessions when this is allowed and safe given how successful our recent Mozart playthrough was.

Fixers will be in touch with you after Christmas and we’ll get started as soon as we can once the situation is clear, First up will be Haydn’s Bear Symphony (no 82) as its one of Chris’s favourites!

March and beyond

We hope that the situation will be far more settled to enable our March concert to take place with the programme from the postponed November concert:

Schubert 5 and #BringBacktheBrass – 6.30pm on 21 March at St John’s Waterloo

Overture

Schubert – Symphony no 5 – flute, 2 oboes, 2 bassoons, 2 horns, strings

#Bring Back the Brass – 4 trumpets, 4 trombones, 1 tuba, 1 horn

1) Earle of Oxford March by Byrd

2) Elgar Serenade for Strings arr. Chris Stark

3) Kraken by Chris Hazell Strings required 8.6.5.4.2

Rehearsals – for now we are assuming that rehearsals will need to remain on Saturday afternoons

Feb 20th                             2-5pm

Feb 27th                             2-5pm

March 6th                          2-5pm

March 13th                       2-5pm

March 21st                        concert

Concert 5 – 6.30pm on 20 June 2021 – Waterloo Festival concert at St John’s Waterloo

Soloist: Grady Hassan, winner of 2021 ERSO Soloist of the Year

Rehearsals are planned to commence at the end of April. Programme will be confirmed when we are clearer on what social distancing needs to be in place

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