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 “soirée” 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.

New term September 2017

The web site has been quiet, but the orchestra is still thriving!

The end-of-term Soirée is likely to be Thursday 7 December 2017.  If lots of orchestra people can’t do that date, it may yet move to the following week.

The Soirée is where we play our music to “friendly eavesdroppers” (mostly friends and family).  We call it a Soirée because a concert sounds more formal and scary!

If you’re thinking you might like to join the orchestra, coming along to the Soirée is a great way to get a little sample of what we’ve been up to, and have a chat.  If you’d like to come along and listen, it’s free.  Please get in touch first and let us know, as space is limited.

Whether or not you’re free to come to the Soirée this term, you’re always welcome to get in touch for more information.