The St Cecilia Orchestra does not have a "membership"
as such and we do not rehearse regularly. Rehearsals are scheduled
over 1 or 2 weekends prior to each concert and the players are invited,
according to the forces required, from a large "pool"
of instrumentalists from all over the north of England. We include
many professionals, semi-pros, teachers, gifted amateurs, students
and talented schoolchildren. The minimum standard is a good grade
8 and, obviously, we expect players to have a fair amount of experience
and a high level of commitment and enthusiasm.
If you would like to play with the
orchestra, please telephone 01765 601074, email
us, or write to 20 Mallorie Park Drive, Ripon, HG4 2QD.
The Mowbray Orchestra and the Mowbray
Ensemble are our associated professional groups. Players wishing to be considered
for work with these groups should submit a full CV.