Come and hear us on Thursday 29 March 2018

It’s nearly time for this term’s soirée! We’ll be in Thatcham, just off the A4, on the evening of Thursday 29 March.

If you’d like to be in the audience for our play-through of this term’s music, or just to find out more, please do get in touch.

Some people who join Da Capo haven’t yet learned to read music, and some have never yet played in a group before! It’s “learn as you go”.

We already know there will be at least a couple of new players starting after Easter… so if you were to join the orchestra then, or to try out whether it suits you for a couple of weeks’ free trial, you wouldn’t be the only newcomer.


Want a taster of what the orchestra sounds like? Here’s a short video from the end of the autumn term in 2017. The players had about 10 weeks to learn this piece of music. Beginners can be given simplified parts with only easy notes.

(or click through to watch the video at Vimeo)

A new addition to the web site

The end of term “soirée”, where we play through the pieces we’ve been learning during the term, usually also includes some solos or chamber music. (Only from people who want to!)

Occasionally it’s also included a song or a poem.

Very occasionally, it’s included a poem or song written by someone in the orchestra about being in the orchestra!

New to the web site, we can now reveal two of these wonderful items of creativity: Two poems in celebration of the orchestra 🙂