REHEARSALS & REPERTOIRE DAYS

The orchestra does not meet weekly but there are four rehearsals before each concert, usually on a Thursday or Friday evening in the 3 weeks before a concert and in the afternoon on the day of the concert.

We also hold an annual “Repertoire Day” when we try out pieces we might not get to play in concert, either because they’re too simple (but fun!) or would prove too challenging to perform in public. Non-members are welcome to participate. This usually involves a morning’s playing followed by an optional lunch at a local pub or restaurant before continuing to play in the afternoon.

HPO REHEARSAL DATES 2023 – 2024

All concert rehearsals are at United Reformed Church, Swakeleys Road, Ickenham 7.30 pm and on the day of the concert at the concert venue at 2.30 pm (except March concert, at 1.45 pm)

REPERTOIRE DAY 2024

Sunday 4th February 2024 from 10:00 for a 10:30 start until 4 pm

Bishopshalt School, Royal Lane, Uxbridge, Middlesex, UB8 3RF

Further details will be sent to members nearer the time, if you are not on our mailing list please use the contact form or email hpohonsec@aol.com to register your interest

Sunday 3rd March 2024, Family Film Favourites, 4-5 pm

Winston Churchill Theatre, Manor Farm, Pinn Way, Ruislip, HA4 7QL

Rehearsals: Thursday 22nd February, Friday 1st March + day of concert at 1:45 pm

Saturday 22nd June 2024, 7.30 pm

Winston Churchill Theatre, Manor Farm, Pinn Way, Ruislip, HA4 7QL

Rehearsals: Thursday 6th June, Friday 14th June, Thursday 20th June + day of concert

 ______________________________________________________________________________________________

String Players, please confirm your availability to play ASAP as follows:

Vivien Jackson via e-mail: hpohonsec@aol.com or text to 07721 921832

Woodwind, Brass and Percussion players will be contacted as required, however, please contact Lydia Holland on 01895 252 580 or lydia.holland@btinternet.com in case of queries or to confirm your availability.

Please can all regular players play their subscriptions as follows without being chased

£35 per concert or £100 for the year (3 concerts) if paid in advance – excludes the Repertoire Day

Concession for students/unemployed: £15 per concert

Please pay subs online if possible to the following account with Lloyds Bank:

Account number: 00959293 Sort code 30-97-19

Put “Subs” followed by your name as the reference and advise hillingdonphiltreasurer@gmail.com

Please bring a music stand to rehearsals and the concert and ensure any music borrowed is returned for the next rehearsal (particularly if you are unable to attend it) and left at the concert venue after the concert.

 

IF YOU REQUIRE ANY FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE E-MAIL: hpohonsec@aol.com