New conductor wanted for the autumn

After 20-odd years, our founder conductor Patsy Moore is retiring!

Conductor wanted! Reading/Newbury area. Blue writing on a faded background picture of a violin and a couple of pages of music.

We are looking for a cheerful, patient conductor, with clear conventional baton technique and a sense of humour, to take up the conducting role at Da Capo. This is a paid role.

You can read our advert on the Making Music site here, and request an info pack for more about the orchestra and the job. We’d like written applications by Wednesday 7 February 2018, and we’ll be auditioning people soon after that. (Yes, we are rather late blogging about this, though the advert itself has been up a while!)

Want a taster of what the orchestra sounds like? Here’s a video from our “soirĂ©e” back in December (orchestra conducted here by Ken Moore).

(or click through to watch the video at Vimeo)

New playing members are also welcome. There’s no minimum standard of musical level – you don’t even need to be able to read music yet, because you can learn as you go, and be given a very easy part to start off with.

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