If you are new to Sheffield and would like to play with the SPO, you are very welcome to contact us. At the moment, the woodwind and horns are pretty much sorted, but we are always keen to know of players who are happy to deputise, or join us for “one off” occasions. String players are always welcome. The best way to find out if we are the right orchestra for you is to attend a rehearsal or two. We rehearse at 7:30 every tuesday (starting September 1st) in the Vicoria hall (opposite back entrance to the Crucible in Norfolk St). Full members pay (very modest) subs, but visitors are excused!
We are a friendly orchestra who aspire to play to a high standard, whilst not forgetting that we are mainly amateurs and play for the love of it. The general standard is grade 6 and up, but this is only a rough guide (some of our players are strong and are very supportive of those, like me, who are less talented!). We have a wonderful musical director. Several of us with cars are happy to transport people home if they don’t live too far away.
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