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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.



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.

For information on social events, rehearsal notes, etc please click here.

The Members Page contains information such as the Orchestra's Constitution, minutes of AGMs, GDPR policy and any other information only relevant to DPO members.
Instructions for accessing the Members Page,
1. Click on 'Log In' 
2, If this is the first time you are accessing the Members page, then click 'New to this site? Sign Up' and input your email address and a password memorable to you. Then click 'Sign Up'. Your membership request will need to be approved by a member of the committee so access is not immediate.
3. If you have previously signed up then all you need to is log in to the Members page with your email address and password.

Access to this area of the site is for committee members only and can be accessed through the More/Committee page


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