The Baldock Independent Beer Festival donated £600 towards the room hire and provision of sheet music to help the Baldock Community Orchestra.
The Baldock Community Orchestra is a group of local people who enjoy music and who want to be part of an orchestra. The orchestra is open to all and there is no worrying audition to join, an unusual arrangement for the majority of the orchestras in the area. Therefore it really does reflect the community of Baldock and is designed to encourage community participation in music and playing in local venues. We practise every week at the Knights Templar school and hold concerts in the summer and winter, and anytime in between if we are asked.
Our first rehearsal was on Thursday 10th September 2015, when 18 musicians met for the very first time. The group is the result of determined recruiting by our musical director and conductor, Rachel Dawson, and a local professional cellist, Catherine Wilmers. Between them, their drive and enthusiasm for community music rallied our musical members together and off we went! We grew to 28 members in just 8 weeks, and the orchestra continues to develop.
We have a committee in place to help keep the orchestra growing and accessible to all-comers.
For further information, or if you are interested in joining the orchestra, please contact Bryony Hurley firstname.lastname@example.org