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Join HOECCO

Potential new members are welcome to come and join in with our orchestra or just watch rehearsals. We rehearse every Tuesday evening 7.30 - 9.30pm at the Central Methodist Hall, Coventry. This is a beautiful venue with staff who make us feel very welcome and has good links to both rail and bus services as well as a car park close by.  Our repertoire is usually well-known light classical pieces together with marches, overtures and film pieces and we perform around five concerts per year to raise money for various charities.  If you are interested in coming to a rehearsal, please have a look at the chart below and then contact  info@coventrycooporchestra.org.uk

Please Note: this email address is not to be used by people trying to advertise their business, and any such emails will end up in our Junk folder.

Vacancies in HOECCO as at 27th March 2019

Instrument

Status

Notes

1st Violin

1  vacancy

 

2nd Violin

1 vacancy

 

Viola

1 vacancy

 

Cello

2 vacancies

 

Double Bass

1 vacancy

See note 1

Harp

1 vacancy

 

Flute/Piccolo

No vacancy

 

Oboe/Cor Anglais

No vacancy

 

Clarinet

No vacancy

 

Bassoon

No vacancy

 

Horn

1 vacancy

 

Trumpet

No vacancy

 

Trombone

1 vacancy

 

Tuba

No vacancy

 

Percussion

1 vacancy

See note 2

Piano

1 vacancy

 

Note 1  We have two instruments available to play for rehearsals and possibly concerts.  

Note 2  We are particularly keen to recruit another percussion player. Most percussion equipment is already available, so we just need someone to join the small team.

There are many benefits from being a member of our orchestra:

•Meet new people who share a love of making music
•Make music together in an ensemble
•Raise funds for a wide range of local charities and good causes
•Widen your repertoire to embrace new music and new styles
•Improve your playing in a supportive environment

Here is an extract from a comment made by one of our members who has left us to take up a new job away from Coventry:

"Tonight was probably my last rehearsal with the coop. I would like to say thank you for making this orchestra a friendly, welcoming and inclusive place to play music. When I joined I had not long taken up the cello again after about 10 years of not playing and I think the coop orchestra is a big reason why I'm still playing now and don't see myself giving up anytime in the foreseeable future. Orchestras can feel like judgemental places when you're starting out and don't feel like you belong. So please don't change as I wouldn't want other people to miss out on having the same opportunity I had to learn how enjoyable performing music as a group can be."

Running an orchestra has many costs and overheads so we have to ask for a commitment:

• A contribution of £3 is expected at each rehearsal attended, or a Standing Order of £10 per month.  Discounts are given for students in full time education, and for adults at the discretion of the committee. The contribution is towards orchestral expenses (such as conductor's fee, purchase or hire of music, Performing Rights fees, and insurance).  It also covers refreshments and a weekly raffle.
• Attendance at concerts performed in Coventry and around Warwickshire
• Members are requested to join the Heart of England Cooperative Society. The subscription is only £1 for life and includes discounts at the Heart of England Co-op stores.

For more information about how to join or any other queries, please email us at info@coventrycooporchestra.org.uk
Please Note:
this email address is not to be used by people trying to advertise their business, and any such emails will end up in our Junk folder.

23rd
March

Sat Mar 23 @ 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Spring Concert
8th
June
Sat Jun 8 @ 3:00pm - 5:00pm
First Concert in June

11th
June
Tues Jun 11 @ 7:30pm - 9.30pm
Second Concert in June

16th
October
Wed Oct 16 @ 7:30pm - 9.30pm
October Concert

7th
December
Sat Dec 7 @ 3.00pm - 5.00pm
Christmas Concert

   
 
2020 Concerts
21st
March
Sat Mar 21
Spring Concert

6th
June
Sat Jun 6
Preparing for Summer

21st
June

Sun Jun 21
Make Music Day 2020

14th
October
Wed Oct 14 @ 7:30pm - 9.30pm
October Concert

5th
December
Sat Dec 5 @ 3.00pm - 5.00pm
Christmas Concert