About the Orchestra
Formed in 1993, Sudbury Symphony Orchestra aims to enable amateur instrumentalists to play challenging music whilst having fun. The orchestra plays a range of classical and light music in three or four concerts each year. The orchestra has a professional conductor, Matthew Andrews, and is led by Stephen Calder As well as regular concerts, the orchestra meets for day or weekend events a couple of times a year to work on repertoire other than the concert programmes.
Interested in joining Sudbury Symphony Orchestra?
Anyone is welcome to join, there are no auditions but usually a trial period to make sure everyone is happy, and a minimum of grade 5 is probably needed to keep up. We are always interested in hearing from new players, so please do get in touch with us, click here for contact details. We particularly welcome new violin playing members; we have regular additional sectional rehearsals for our violin members to help with technique and repertoire. These workshops are free, conducted by our leader, Steve Calder, and add hugely to the enjoyment of playing music. We currently have a vacancy for an oboe player - more details here.
If you decide to join us as a regular member, the subscription fee is £36 per term or you can pay for a full year up front (£108), or by monthly standing order (£9). Membership is free to under 16s and those in full-time education.
The Orchestra holds regular Rehearsal Workshops where we work on a piece of music from the orchestral repertoire to challenge ourselves. We also welcome guests at these events, either those considering joining an orchestra or anyone who wants to have a go at the work we've chosen. For more information click here.