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.