WORKSHOP & CHORUS
At the end of every term, Devon Philharmonic provides workshop opportunities for composers, conductors and amateur soloists. If you are interested in finding out more please contact us.
Occasionally, Devon Philharmonic Orchestra performs orchestral works which require a chorus. In recent years, this has included performances of Orff's Carmina Burana and Geyer's reimagining of Elgar's Enigma Variations. If you would like to be considered for one of these projects, please contact us.
Devon Philharmonic's ethos is to provide its players, usually numbering around 75 – 80, with the opportunity to perform a range of challenging and diverse music, alongside the standard repertoire. The orchestra is a friendly and welcoming orchestra but there is currently considerable pressure on places and consequently there may be a waiting list to join some sections of the orchestra.
String players should ideally have recent orchestral experience and attained a minimum of ABRSM grade 8 or an equivalent qualification. Although there are currently no formal auditions, if a place is available you may be invited for a few weeks’ playing before membership is confirmed.
Vacancies arising in the woodwind, brass or percussion sections are usually filled by those who have previously played with the orchestra in some capacity such as while deputising for our regular players or when additional players are required for large non-standard repertoire.
Please contact us if you are interested in joining the orchestra or to be considered for deputising.
ASSOCIATE CONDUCTORS SCHEME
The orchestra operates a scheme allowing members of the orchestra to deputise for the Music Director on occasions when he is unavailable. The orchestra currently has four associate conductors that are given opportunities during the year to rehearse the orchestra.
If you are involved with one of DPO's projects, please login and then click here to access the member's area of the site.
REHEARSAL SCHEDULE 2020
Spring session: Scherazade, Vltava, Firebird
Sectionals - wind with Leo, brass with Alfie, strings separate then with Janet & Clare
20th Feb - No rehearsal HALF TERM
Smetana till 8 then Stravinsky (tutti), trombones/tuba excused early (please note correction of my previous version! FG)
5th March - Come and Play
Rimsky-K. with Storytelling
Stravinsky (tutti) / Rimsky-K. mvts 1 & 2
19th March - REHEARSAL CANCELLED
26th March - REHEARSAL CANCELLED
2nd April - NO REHEARSAL
9th April - NO REHEARSAL
Stravinsky (no tbns) / tutti (trombones/tuba arrive at break please)
7.30 Rimsky-K, 9 pm. Smetana
24th April Cathedral 7.00 p.m. - 9.30 p.m.
All , tutti
25th April - Cathedral daytime rehearsal time TBA Concert 7.30
April 23, 30
MAY 7 - EVE OF V.E. DAY (BANK HOLIDAY ON 8 MAY) NO REHEARSAL
May 14, 21
June 4, 11, 18, 25
Friday June 26
Saturday June 27 - run through from 12, family matinée concert 3-4 p.m. evening concert 7 p.m.
Thursday July 2nd - Concerto workshop, open to all members - if you would like to perform a short work, or part of a longer one. please make this known to Leo or another member of the committee fairly soon. Followed by bring-and-share supper, venue permitting.