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Inclusion Statement

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Burford Orchestra is open to all orchestral musicians. We do not hold formal auditions, and prospective members are invited to attend a rehearsal to decide if they are comfortable with the repertoire and the standard of musicianship required.

We charge a membership fee, but this may be waived in certain circumstances. In addition our audiences are offered concessionary ticket prices. The programme of concerts is devised to be challenging, but accessible and once a year we hold a “Come and Play” day, which is open to all in the local community and offers another opportunity for potential members to attend an open rehearsal.

Concerts are held in venues which are accessible to all.

Inclusion statement

  • Burford Orchestra respects the rights, dignity and worth of every person and will treat everyone equally within the context of our activities regardless of age, disability, gender, race, ethnicity, religious belief, sexuality or social/economic status.
  • The group is committed to everyone having the right to enjoy music in an environment free from threat of intimidation, harassment and abuse.
  • All members have a responsibility to oppose discriminatory behaviours and promote equality of opportunity. Selection criteria and procedures are regularly reviewed to make sure that individuals are selected and treated on the basis of their relevant merits and abilities.
  • The group’s committee is committed to a programme of action to make this policy effective.

Diversity statement

The group recognises that prejudice and discrimination continues to result in unfair treatment for many people. We are committed to addressing this by:

  • ensuring the effectiveness of our action to make this policy effective
  • being clear and open about our values and promoting them
  • listening, learning and taking action to bring about change.

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