Come and join us ….
The Cheltenham Philharmonic Orchestra is the principal orchestra for amateur players in the town.
New members, who can play to a good standard, are always welcome, subject to vacancies. There is no formal audition, but there is an informal assessment period of four weeks for you and us to decide whether we are suited.
Where there is no full time vacancy, players may be put on a waiting list and contacted when there is a need for extras or deputies.
Full members pay an annual subscription, currently £85 per year (£45 for students). With up to 40 rehearsals a year, this works out at about £2.20 per rehearsal.
We play four concerts a year at Pittville Pump Room and Cheltenham Town Hall. Concerts are on Sunday afternoons. We rehearse on Wednesday evenings in Cheltenham.
Strings : We are happy to hear from string players of all sections. At the moment we have vacancies for Violin, Viola and Cello
Brass : no current vacancies
Woodwind : no current vacancies
We do often require extra players for concerts. Please contact us if you would like to join our player list.
If you would like to find out more about joining the orchestra please contact us with details of your musical and orchestral experience.