Wednesday, 15 September 2021

Edinburgh Chamber Orchestra – Return to Rehearsals on Wednesday 29 September 2021

 

Edinburgh Chamber Orchestra will be returning for its new term on Wednesday 29 September in the lower hall at Greenbank Church.

We're looking forward to seeing everyone, and to welcoming new members.

Our proposed rehearsal schedule and repertoire can be viewed here: http://edinburghchamberorchestra.blogspot.com/2021/07/edinburgh-chamber-orchestra-proposed.html

This is subject to Scottish Government advice on Covid:19 restrictions.

As this will be the first time in many months that we have been able to gather, we are endeavouring to put in place as many procedures as possible that will keep our members safe:

- The halls are cleaned daily and there will be hand sanitiser available at the entrance to the building.

- There will be a weekly sign-in sheet so that we can quickly contact members should one of our number test positive for Covid:19.

- For the foreseeable future we will be asking members to bring their own water bottles or flasks for refreshments so that we can remain in the hall during the break.

- We would ask members to wear masks in communal areas such as corridors and toilets.

- We will only be permitted to use the toilets next to the church office on the ground floor.

- In terms of ventilation we can open the hatch into the kitchen and the kitchen door out into the corridor as well as the door into the play group cloakroom / staircase.

- We are planning to proceed on players sharing desks as usual but we would encourage anyone who is in one of the at risk or vulnerable groups and is particularly worried about social distancing to bring their own stand and we will endeavour to make sure there is enough music to go around.

I hope that these procedures will be welcomed by members as a way of allowing us to play and enjoy each other's company in safety.




Tuesday, 6 July 2021

Edinburgh Chamber Orchestra: Proposed rehearsal schedule and repertoire 2021-22

 

Edinburgh Chamber Orchestra

Programmes and Schedules 2021-22

 

 

All dates are subject to Scottish Government recommendations

because of the Covid 19 pandemic

 

Note: During the Winter Term we are proposing to work on a range of music, though we have decided to forego our usual Christmas concert this year.

 

 

Winter Term           

 

Rehearsals of the following repertoire:

 

Handel Concerto Grosso Op6 No.7

Vivaldi Concerto Grosso Op3 No. 8

Earl of Kelly Quartet in Bb major adapted for orchestra

Grieg Holberg Suite

Dvorak Serenade for Strings  

 

Date

Session

29/9/21

Rehearsal

6/10/21

Rehearsal

13/10/21

Rehearsal

20/10/21

Break

27/10/21

Rehearsal

3/11/21

Rehearsal

10/11/21

Rehearsal

17/11/21

Rehearsal

24/11/21

Rehearsal

1/12/21

Rehearsal

8/12/21

Rehearsal

15/12/21

Rehearsal

 

 


Spring Term

Haydn: Violin Concerto in G major

Mozart: Symphony in F KV 112

Boyce Symphony No 8

 

 

Date

Session

12/1/22

Rehearsal

19/1/22

Rehearsal

26/1//22

Rehearsal

2/2/22

Rehearsal

9/2/22

Rehearsal

16/2/22

Break

23/2/22

Rehearsal

2/3/22

Rehearsal

9/3/22

Rehearsal

16/3/22

Rehearsal

23/3/22

Rehearsal

Date TBC

Concert 

 

 

 

 

Summer Term

Boyce: Symphony No 8 in D Minor

Earl of Kelly: Quartet  in Bb

McGibbon: Trio Sonata No 5

 

Date

Session

27/4/22

Rehearsal

4/5/22

Rehearsal

11/5/22

Rehearsal

18/5/22

Rehearsal

25/5/22

Rehearsal

5/6/22

Concert Crichton Church

 

 

All rehearsals are at Greenbank Church, Braidburn Terrace, Edinburgh, EH10 6ES
at 19.30 unless otherwise stated. The church is easily reached via Lothian Buses Nos. 5, 11, 16 (get off at Braidburn) and X15 (get off at Braid Hills Hotel), but check bus routes and timetables before travelling.  There is plenty of car parking close to the church but please take care not to obstruct residents’ driveways in Braidburn Terrace.

 

 

Monday, 12 April 2021

Cancellation of Summer Term and Concerts

 Due to ongoing restrictions the Edinburgh Chamber Orchestra will not be able to go ahead with our summer term and concert programme.

We do hope to restart in the autumn and will post all relevant information online.

We wish all our members and supporters a safe and happy spring and summer. 

Monday, 24 August 2020

Edinburgh Chamber Orchestra: Autumn Term Cancelled

Sadly we have decided to cancel all ECO rehearsals and concerts until further notice due to the ongoing Coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak. However, we will keep the situation under review, so please watch this space for future announcements. 

 All good wishes to our members and supporters.

Saturday, 1 August 2020

Edinburgh Chamber Orchestra: Programme and Rehearsal Schedules 2020-21

All rehearsals are at Greenbank ChurchBraidburn Terrace, Edinburgh, EH10 6ES
at 19.30 unless otherwise stated. The church is easily reached via Lothian Buses Nos. 5, 11, 16 (get off at Braidburn) and X15 (get off at Braid Hills Hotel), but check bus routes and timetables before travelling.  There is plenty of car parking close to the church but please take care not to obstruct residents’ driveways in Braidburn Terrace.

As ever we welcome new members, especially upper strings.

Note: All rehearsal dates are subject to Scottish Government recommendations
because of the Covid 19 pandemic

Winter Term           

Haydn: Violin Concerto in G major
Beethoven: Dances Wo08 and Contredances Wo14
Mozart: Symphony in F KV 112
Excerpts of Christmas carols


Date (2020)
Session
30/9/20
Rehearsal
7/10/20
Rehearsal
14/10/20
Rehearsal
21/10/20
Break
28/10/20
Rehearsal
4/11/20
Rehearsal
11/11/20
Rehearsal
18/11/20
Rehearsal
25/12/20
Rehearsal
2/12/20
Rehearsal
9/12/20
Rehearsal




Spring Term

Beethoven: Two Arias for Bass and Orchestra
Beethoven: Romance in F major
Mozart: Symphony no 29

Date (2021)
Session
6/1/21
Rehearsal
13/1/21
Rehearsal
20/1/21
Rehearsal
27/1//21
Rehearsal
3/2/21
Rehearsal
10/2/21
Break
17/2/21
Rehearsal
24/2/21
Rehearsal
3/3/21
Rehearsal
10/3/21
Rehearsal
17/3/21
Rehearsal



Summer Term

Boyce: Symphony no 8 in D Minor
Earl of Kelly: Symphony in Eb
McGibbon: Trio Sonata No 5

Date (2021)
Session
21/4/21
Rehearsal
28/4/21
Rehearsal
5/5/21
Rehearsal
12/5/21
Rehearsal
19/5/21
Rehearsal
26/5/21
Rehearsal