Concert dress is all black

Please bring a stand to all rehearsals and concerts

Rehearsals at Camden School for Girls, Sandall Rd, NW5 2DB unless indicated otherwise

Concert 1 – 6.30pm on 30th October 2022 – “Welcome back to Waterloo”

St John’ s Waterloo

Soloist Ellen Baumring-Gledhill

Grant Still Threnody In Memory of Jean Sibelius (conducted by Olivia Tait)

(2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets, 2 bassoons, 3 horns, 2 trumpets, 2 trombones, tuba, timpani, percussion (chimes, suspended cymbal, crash cymbals, snare drum), harp, and strings)

Elgar Cello Concerto (2 flutes (2nd also piccolo), 2 oboes, 2 clarinets, 2 bassoons, 4 horns, 2 trumpets, 3 trombones, tuba, timpani, strings)

Schubert – Symphony no 9 – (2  2  2  2 — 2  2  3  0 — tmp — str)

Strings required –


Sunday 9th October  

10-1, Full orchestra Schubert

2-5pm Full (no trumpets, trombones)

2 – 4pm Elgar

4 – 5pm Still

Sunday 16th October

10 – 12 String Sectional with Chris

12 – 1 Wind and Strings Schubert (no brass)

2 – 3.15 Schubert full

3.15 – 5 Elgar full with soloist

Sunday 23rd October (in 6th form hall instead of main hall)

2 – 2.30 Still

2.30 – 3.30 Schubert full

3.45 – 5pm Elgar full with soloist

Sunday 30th October

2.30 – 5.30pm rehearsal

6.30pm            Concert

 27th November – “Dance!” workshop with the Camden Training Orchestra (TO))

The Camden Training orchestra is the entry level orchestral ensemble provided by the Camden Music Service and this workshop gives the children a chance to work with a larger ensemble and players who are more experienced at an early stage in the school year.  Last November’s workshop was extremely well received by the Training Orchestra and their families.

We will work on:

  • the Juba Dance from 1st Symphony by Florence Price (the first noted African American female composer to gain national status in US) as there is a BBC 10-piece arrangement
  • 18th century dances by Charles Ignatius Sancho (the first published Black British composer)

TO conductor Ian, Chris and Olivia Tait will share the conducting

Schedule (tbc with Camden)

1.30 – 2.20      Full orchestra

2.20 – 2.40      Break

2.40 – 3.30      Sectionals for string/wind/brass with TO conductor Ian, Chris and Olivia Tait

3.30 – 3.45      Break

3.45 – 4.45       Full orchestra

4.45 – 5.00       Break

5.00                 Short informal play through of all music with parents invited to sit in gallery to watch

“Exploring Walton’s 1st Symphony”

6.30pm on 26th February 2023, St John’ s Waterloo

Cécile Chaminade’s Flute Concertino – soloist Penny Cairney-Leeming, conducted by Olivia Tait

(flute (also piccolo), 2 oboes, 2 clarinets, 2 bassoons, 4 horns, 3 trombones, tuba, timpani, harp, strings)

Walton Symphony no 1

two flutes (one doubling piccolo), two oboes, two clarinets in B♭ (doubling clarinets in A), two bassoons, four horns in F, three trumpets in C, three trombones, tuba, timpani (two players), snare drum, cymbals, tam-tam and strings.

Strings –

Jan 15th         2-5pm (tutti)

Jan 22nd        10am-1pm (tutti), 2-5pm (string sectional)

Feb 5th           10am-1pm (no brass), 2-5pm (tutti)

Feb 12th         2-5pm (tutti) (in 6th Form Hall, includes soloist rehearsal)

Feb 19th         2-5pm (tutti)

Feb 26th         2.30–5.30pm, concert 6.30pm

29th January – Workshop with the Camden Sinfonia “A piece in a day”

Florence Price Mississippi River Suite


10am-1pm and 2-5pm at Camden School for Girls

10.00 – 11.00     Full orchestra rehearsal (ERSO + Sinfonia)

11.00 – 11.30     Break

11.30 – 12.30     Full orchestra rehearsal (ERSO + Sinfonia)

12.30 – 1.15       Lunch

1.15 – 2.15         Sectionals  – split into Wind/Brass/Strings with Ollie, Chris and Olivia conducting

2.15 – 2.45         Break

2.45 – 3.45         Full orchestra rehearsal (ERSO + Sinfonia) incl Percussion

3.45 – 4.00          Break for all

4.00                    Play-through for family and friends

ERSO Soloist of the Year Final – 26 March, 10-1, 2-5

Instead of holding the Final at the first rehearsal for the June concert, we plan to hold it earlier to allow easier fixing for June once we know what concerto will be played.  Auditions for the competitions will take place at Camden School for Girls on March 5th

10 – 1  Rehearse the 4 Finalists Concerti

2 – 5    Final with each of the 4 Finalists having a 40 min session with ERSO

6.30pm on 18 June 2023 – Waterloo Festival concert at St John’s Waterloo

Soloist: winner of 2023 ERSO Soloist of the Year

Overture TBC

Sibelius Symphony no 6

2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets, bass clarinet, 2 bassoons, 4 horns, 3 trumpets, 3 trombones, timpani, harp, strings

Concerto – TBC (Winner of ERSO Finalist of the Year 2023)

Strings –


7th May                       10am – 1pm & 2-5pm

14th May                     2-5pm

21st May                    10am – 1pm (string sectional) & 2-5pm (tutti_

June 4th                       10am – 1pm &2-5pm

June 11th                      2-5pm including open event at St John’s Waterloo

18 June                        2.30–5.30pm, concert 6.30pm