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In accordance with current government guidance, please do not attend a rehearsal if you have recent symptoms of a respiratory infection (eg. a Cold, Flu or Covid-19).

Concert dress is all black for men and women unless otherwise advised in the concert details below.

Rehearsal venue and concert venue addresses are given at the end of this page. Click here.

Players are asked to bring their own music stands to rehearsals.

Tea and Coffee will be provided for the October series. Otherwise please bring your own refreshments.

If you have anything to update us on in relation to testing positive for Covid at rehearsals or a concert, please use this form.

CONCERT - Saturday 14th October 2023, 7.30pm at St John's Smith Square

Conductors -  Martyn Brabbins, Michal Oren


Programme (see scoring below)

Martyn Brabbins - Fanfare (2023)

Paul Ben-Haim - Symphony No.1 (1940)

Edward Elgar - Symphony No.1 (1908)


Tue 26th Sept   7pm-10pm         Full       WCS           Ben-Haim

Mon 2nd Oct    7pm-10pm         Full       WH             Elgar

Tue 3rd Oct      7pm-10pm         Strings  WCS          (shared between conductors)

Fri 6th Oct        7pm-10pm         Full       WCS           Ben-Haim

Sun 8th Oct     11am-2pm          Full       Sports Hall  

             "           2.45pm-5pm      Full                          (shared between conductors) 

Tue 10th Oct    7pm-10pm          Full       WCS           Elgar

Sat 14th Oct     2.30pm-5.30pm Full       SJSS

             "           7.30pm              CONCERT

Rehearsal venues tba

(Note there is no separate Wind/Brass rehearsal)


Brabbins - Fanfare

3 trumpets, 4 horns, 3 trombones, Tuba, (Cello and basses - although these are optional)

Two sets of timps and two perc - snare drum, hi-hat, suspended cymbal, bass drum.

Ben-Haim - Symphony No.1

3 (picc); 2+cor; 2+bcl; 2+contra 4,3,3,1  timps, 2perc (tamburo Piccolo, triangle, 2 cymbals, sus cymbal, Bass Drum, tam-tam); harp - strings.

Listen to this symphony  - click here

Elgar - Symphony No.1

3 (picc); 2+cor; 2+bcl; 2+contra - 4,3,3,1 - timps, perc (snare drum, bass drum, cymb); Harp x2 - strings

To listen to this symphony accompanied by a scrolling score click here.

WALTHAM SINGERS - Saturday 11th November 2023, Chelmsford Cathedral

Conductor -  Andrew Fardell


The Creation - Haydn

Scoring -  2, 2, 2, 2+contra; 2, 2, 3, 0 ; Timps; strings; Continuo


Wed 8th November - venue in London tbc

CONDUCTING COURSE - Sunday 3rd December, Royal College of Music

Rehearsing with Martyn Brabbins' conducting students at RCM

Programme and timings tbc

CONCERT - Sunday 11th February 2024, 4.30pm at St John's Smith Square

Conductor - Philip Hesketh

Soloist - Fenella Humphreys

Programme(click on title to listen)

Kabalevsky - Colas Breugnon Overture

3(1,2,3/picc), 3, 3, 3(1,2,3/cbsn) / 4,3,3,1 / Timps, Perc*, Harp, Strings

*xylophone, triangle, field drum, cymbals, bass drum

Korngold - Violin Concerto

2(1,2/picc); 2(1,2/cor); 3(1,2,bcl); 2(1,2/cbsn) / 4, 2, 1, 0 / Timps, Perc*; Cel, Harp, Strings

*bass drum, cymbals, gong (tbc), tubular bell (tbc), glockenspiel, vibraphone, xylophone 

Weinberg - Symphony No.3

3(1,2,3/picc); 3(1,2,3/cor); 4(1,2,3/Eb,bcl); 3(1,2,cbsn) / 6, 3, 3, 1 / Timps, Perc*, Cel, Harp, Strings

*triangle, tambourine, snare drum, cymbals, bass drum, gong, xylophone

Rehearsals and venues tbc

CONCERT - Saturday 19th October 2024, 7.30pm at St John's Smith Square

Details tbc

CONCERT - Sunday 9th February 2025, 4.30pm at St John's Smith Square

Details tbc

CONCERT - Sunday 8th June 2025, 4.30pm at St John's Smith Square

Details tbc

CONCERT - Saturday 18th October 2025, 7.30pm at St John's Smith Square

Details tbc



Our usual rehearsal and concert venues:

GCH - Grey Coat Hospital School: main school (hall on first floor), Greycoat Place, London SW1P 2DY. Nearest tube St James Park or Victoria

PA - Paddington Academy: 50 Marylands Rd, London W9 2DR, nearest tubes Warwick Avenue or Westbourne Grove

SPORTS HALL - On the ground floor of the St Michael's site of Greycoats Hospital School, 98 Regency Street, London SW1P 4GH. Nearest tube - Pimlico

WH - Warehouse: 13 Theed St, London SE1 8ST. Nearest tube Waterloo

WCS - Westminster City School: school hall (through reception, right into courtyard, up steps, right to main hall) 55 Palace St, London SW1E 5HJ. Nearest tube - Victoria

WCS** - Westminster City School: Drama Studio, Pouchot Building (same entrance as usual)

SJSS - St John's Smith Square, London SW1P 3HA. Nearest tube - Westminster, St James Park. More info here


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