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We are busy rehearsing for the first concert of our 2021/22 season, which will be on Saturday 27th November at Medina Theatre, Newport. The programme’s main work is Gustav Mahler’s magnificent Fifth Symphony, while in the first half we will be playing Tintagel by Arnold Bax and the Horn Concerto by Ruth Gipps, which will feature Ben Goldscheider as soloist.

Due to some of our players heading to university and a handful of retirements following the pandemic, we are looking for violinists to fill our ranks. We are looking for players who have attained at least Grade 5 (ABRSM, Trinity) as some of the music is challenging. There is no audition process – simply come along, sit in and see how you get on!  

The orchestra rehearses on Wednesday evenings, 7.30pm – 9.45pm, at Ryde Academy, Pell Lane PO33 3LN. We play five concerts a season at the Medina Theatre, and we are hoping to return to the Steam Railway for a Proms Concert in late July.

If you are interested, then contact our Chairman, Tim Isard or use the Contact Us section of this site.