Spring term 2022 Arrangements

We return to a orchestra rehearsals on Friday 21st January

Here is the updated SSO Covid-19 rehearsal-risk-assessment 16th Sept 2021 and SSO-Covid-19-rehearsal-procedure-Sept-2021 which all players must follow.

For completeness here are the Shottery memorial hall key Covid-19 related documents:

Rehearsal schedule

January 21st       Sibelius
January 28th      Nielsen and Grieg (mvts 1, 3, 2)
February 4th      Sectionals – all repertoire – Phil strings, Dan w/w, Raj brass
February 11th    Sibelius
February 18th    Nielsen and Grieg (mvts 1, 3, 2) + Raj brass sectional

February 25th  Half term

March 4th       Sibelius + Raj sectional first half, followed by tutti
March 11th     Nielsen and Grieg (mvts 1, 3, 2)
March 18th     Sibelius
March 25th    Sibelius (Jon conducting)
April 1st         Nielsen and Grieg with Phillip (in order)
April 3rd        Concert day at the Stratford Playhouse

All rehearsals at Shottery Village Hall, 7.45 p.m. – 10.00 pm, unless otherwise specified

Program & Instrumentation

Nielsen, Helios Overture
3222 – – Timps – Strings

Grieg, Piano Concerto
2222 – – Timps – Strings

Sibelius, Symphony No. 2
2222 – – Timps – Strings


Philip James Leslie – Piano


Useful Resources



Sibelius  Orchestral Score

Click to access IMSLP15919-Sibelius_-_Symphony_No.2,_Op.43_(orch._score).pdf





Listening Project recordings from Autumn 2020 & Spring/Summer 2021

We ran “The listening project” with Dan on a Friday evening using Zoom.  Some of the session involved playing along (on mute) and Dan’s talks were recorded and can be accessed from the links below if you didn’t make it live: