We are a friendly group of enthusiastic musicians who come together to enjoy playing a wide variety of music in a relaxed atmosphere. We do this for our own amusement and experience and do not give concerts. Many members play in other orchestras but enjoy the opportunity that is available here to engage in our extensive repertoire.
We meet on Thursday evenings, mainly during term time, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the Upper Hall of the Victoria Hall, Norfolk Street, in the centre of Sheffield. The Victoria Hall is located opposite the Crucible Theatre but the entrance to the hall is on Chapel Walk (almost opposite the rear entrance to M&S) and there is a lift and disabled access to our rehearsal room.
We play music across a varied range including overtures and symphonies, suites, marches, selections from shows and other popular classics.
The orchestra was formed in the 1950's from an amalgamation of a number of previous orchestras, mainly supported by Sheffield Steel Companies. We have a membership of around 25 musicians comprising mainly of strings and woodwind.
We would welcome any new players who wish to come along and join in the fun of learning new pieces and enjoying the practice under the baton of our learned Conductor.
Music from our library is played each week and some pieces may be rehearsed over a period of a few weeks. The emphasis, however, is on enjoyment of playing music, sight reading and a varied programme.