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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 unless otherwise stated. If so 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.

60th BIRTHDAY CONCERT - Saturday 1st June 2024, 7.30pm at St John's Smith Square

Conductors -  Martyn Brabbins, Michal Oren



Brabbins - A Birthday Greeting

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.

Mussorgsky (arr.Ravel) - Pictures at an exhibition

3 (1, 2/picc, 3/picc); 3 (1, 2, 3/cor); 3 (1, 2/altosax, bcl) ; 3 (1, 2, contra) - 4,3,3,1 - timps, perc x5*, celeste, Harp x2, strings

*(1. xylophone, glockenspiel, triangle; 2. snare drum, whip, chimes; 3. ratchet, triangle, tam-tam; 4. cymbals; 5. bass drum)

To listen to this piece accompanied by a scrolling score 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.


Mon 20 May   7-10pm    Elgar (Martyn)  WH

Wed 22 May   7-10pm    Elgar (Martyn)  WCS

Thur 23 May   7-10pm    Mussorgsky & Brabbins (Michal)  WH

Tue 28 May    7-10pm    Elgar (Martyn)  WCS

Thu 30 May    7-10pm    Mussorgsky & Brabbins (Michal)  WCS

Sat 1 June      2.30-5.30pm  Final rehearsal    SJSS

      "     "          7pm               CONCERT              "

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

RCM - Royal College of Music, Prince Consort Road, London SW7 2BS. Nearest tube - South Kensington

SAS - St Anne's Soho, Allen Room, 55 Dean Street, London W1 6AF. Nearest Tube - Leicester Sq, Tottenham Ct Rd.

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

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)


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