The People's Orchestra, based in Birmingham, are looking to expand their unique orchestra model into other areas of the country, including a South Yorkshire group based in Sheffield, hopefully starting early next year. I've been working with them to find interested musicians in the South Yorkshire area - I'm sure you're out there!
The People's Orchestra is a bit different - there are no limits on numbers of any instrument (so no waiting lists for you woodwind players... saxophones included too!). The repertoire is an exciting mixture of classical, film music, show tunes and more. There's some flexibility around rehearsal attendance (they realise that people have different working patterns and commitments). They offer bursaries to those who need them, and the organisation also supports volunteers to gain valuable experience and find work.
If you'd be interested in playing in a big, friendly orchestra and being there at the start of something very exciting for classical music in Sheffield, please fill in the Expression of Interest form at http://www.thepeoplesorchestra.com/eoi
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