The Djanogly Community Orchestra is a friendly amateur orchestra based in Nottingham. We rehearse on Monday evenings, and usually perform three concerts per year.
Our music is varied – including symphonies, shorter pieces for orchestra, children’s concerts, works in conjunction with a local choir, and concertos (frequently using local young musicians – which we particularly enjoy and provides inspiration to us all). To see our picture gallery and history, click Achievements.
We also have a Facebook page here
Our Next Concert
Pre-order your tickets by emailing Tickets@DjanoglyCommunityOrchestra.co.uk with your name and number of tickets needed, then collect and pay for them when you arrive. Please note that we can only hold reserved tickets until 7pm., after which we need to release them for general sales on the door. All seating is on a first-come-first-served basis so that we cannot reserve specific seats.
Future date for your diary: 24th Nov 2018 – Autumn Concert
Our latest concert ‘European Romantic Masterpieces’
Our spring concert on 17th March 2018 was a great success, and despite the unseasonal driving snow we had a big audience . The first half started with the Overture to Prince Igor and the Polovtsian Dances by Borodin and ended with Wagner’s Maestersingers Orchestral Suite. After the interval we had an excellent rendition of Schuman’s Piano Concerto in A minor with Konya Kanneh-Mason on the piano. Pictures from this (and previous concerts) can be found on our Achievements page
Dan Watson is our Conductor, and joined the orchestra in 2017. He shares some of the planning with the committee and works closely with Stephen, the leader, to come up with interesting and enjoyable concert repertoire for the orchestra to take on.
Interested in joining the orchestra?
As a large amateur orchestra we often need additional players – either because a current member leaves or is away for a specific concert, or where additional players or ‘unusual’ instruments (e.g. Bass Clarinet, Harp, extra percussion, etc) are needed for a piece. To join you need to be a competent player at least at grade 5 or equivalent. Additionally, the orchestra needs to have a role for your instrument. We currently have vacancies for :
- Double Basses
Even if we don’t currently have a vacancy for your instrument – if you are interested do contact us (by emailing us Membership@djanoglycommunityorchestra.co.uk) so we can note your details for when an opportunity arises.
We do not have auditions. Instead we will invite a prospective member to come to rehearsals for up to 4 weeks and try playing with us. That allows the player to decide if they like the orchestra, and allows us to decide whether joining at that time is appropriate or should be deferred until the player has improved.