Can you play a musical instrument?

Did you play a musical instrument at school? Do you remember all the fun you had being part of the school or county orchestra? Is your old violin, trumpet or cello gathering dust somewhere in your loft? Do you fancy seeing if you can still hold a tune?

On Sunday 17th May, Burford Orchestra will be holding a relaxed and very informal ‘COME AND PLAY’ afternoon at Burford School (1-5pm), and we’d love you to join us.

We will be running through some lovely pieces such as Light Cavalry Overture, Elgar's Pomp and Circumstance March No. 4, and music from Gladiator and Les Miserables. We'll stop for a break over a cup of tea and a cake (or two), then put on an informal concert for family and friends at the end of the day.

There’s going to be no minimum standard required, no great expectations placed on anyone, just bring your instrument and your kids (there will be plenty of percussion instruments which will need banging) and prepare to be part of the music.

You never know, you might even feel sufficiently inspired to want to start playing regularly again. Burford Orchestra gets together every Monday evening (7.30-9.30) at Witney Community Primary School (followed by a pint at a local pub) to rehearse various popular orchestral classics, and we put on a concert, usually at Burford School, three times a year. We are all amateurs, many of us having picked up our instruments again after decades without playing. The fingers and the embouchure might be a little stiff, the range not quite so extensive, but the fun and sense of joy is just as intense as it ever was!

Hope to see you on Sunday 17th May!

 

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