CAMBRIDGESHIRE: Appeal for orchestra players

An appeal has been launched to recruit more string players to the Cambridgeshire County Youth Orchestra.

The orchestra wants young string players at grade 6 or 7 or equivalent or above to join them for the 2012-13 season.

The repertoire for that and the 2013-14 season includes Holst’s The Planets, Walk to the Paradise Garden by Delius, Tchaikovsky’s 5th Symphony, Arnold’s Cornish Dances and the Academic Festival Overture by Brahms.

Rehearsals and concerts are held at the end of the Christmas and Easter holidays so college students can take part.

Wind and brass players of grade 7 and above and strings and percussionists of grade 6 and above may also apply. Auditions will take place where required.

Anyone interested should phone Cambridgeshire Music on 01480 373500. Application forms can be downloaded from: http://www.cambridgeshiremusic.org/musicians-zone/county-academy-ensembles/