Welcome to the University of Warwick String Orchestra! If you play a string instrument- be it the violin or double bass, this is the society for you.
Warwick String Orchestra was set up to increase the opportunity for string players to play together in a relaxed and friendly environment. We enjoy playing music together and aspire to improve as individuals and as an ensemble.
We are a totally open and un-auditioned orchestra and we welcome prospective members to come along and try out the repertoire. We are sure you will enjoy it! Recent pieces we have played include Grieg's Elegiac Melodies, Ireland's Concertino Pastorale, Sigur Ros' Hoppipolla and Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen. We are also open to suggestions for music from members, ever keen to expand our repertoire.
The String Orchestra is conducted by Roger Coull, the leader of the Coull Quartet. In the past, we have played in churches in Leamington Spa and Kenilworth, as well as hosting concerts on campus. As part of Creative Warwick, we sent a quartet to entertain the crowd at the Food Market at the start of the year.
Socials are organised during the year including meals after our concerts, trips to the pub and the Music Centre Ball. We also attend the Cleverducks Pub Quiz, so there is something to suit everyone.
We rehearse on Thursdays from 5-7pm in the Ensemble Room, located in the Arts Centre on central campus.
If you have any questions do not hesitate to contact any of the exec, we will get back to you as soon as possible.
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See you at rehearsal!