The Swindon Symphony Orchestra is an amateur orchestra whose members are mainly adults. However, at times young people (under 18 years) are involved in the Orchestra’s activities. The Orchestra welcomes and actively encourages the involvement of such young people, to foster their musical development and encourage future membership.
The orchestra’s repertoire is wide, ranging from the major symphonic works of such composers as Tchaikovsky, Dvorak, Brahms, Saint Saens, Rachmaninov and Shostakovich to concertos for violin, such as the Sibelius, Brahms, Bruch and Brahms double for violin and cello; the piano concertos of Schumann and Grieg, Dvorak’s cello concerto, and the recently rediscovered and now very popular concerto for viola and clarinet by Bruch. It has also performed Elgar Sea Pictures with a local soloist who is now singing with the London Symphony Orchestra Chorus.
The orchestra is pleased to give local soloists and students opportunities to perform with it.
The players come from all walks of life, and while some are teachers of music and instrumental teachers, there are representatives from many professions, and a wide age range. They are all united in their enjoyment of making music and supporting good causes at the same time.
For members under the age of 18 the orchestra committee maintains a Swindon Symphony Orchestra Safeguarding Policy and require the consent of a parent/guardian using the Swindon Symphony Orchestra Consent form.
Do also check out the History of Swindon Symphony Orchestra.