This blog now has nigh on 3000 hits. The SPO wishes all our visitors a very happy Christmas and New Year. Please feel free to comment on our posts. 3000 hits and 4 comments is a poor ratio!
The Christmas concert went very well. Special thanks to Martin Lightowler who compered the programme with panache and good humour. Ewa had better look to her laurels as we seem to have found a new musical director, aged 7 (ish)!
Rehearsals for the Tchaikowsky 4 and Rachmaninov piano concerto 2 start on Tuesday 8th Jan at the Victoria Hall. This is our venue for a trial period in January and all the rehearsals will be held there. The committee appreciates that parking is tricky, especially for those with large instruments, but the venue has lots of plus points too; most notably an excellent acoustic.
Once again, new string players are welcome to come along and see if this is the right orchestra for you. We are friendly, work hard and are optimistic. It is generally agreed that the orchestra is going through an exciting phase in its development.
Seasons greetings to everyone.