Heart  of  England
Co-operative  Concert  Orchestra

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.  During 2017 we are celebrating the 100th Year Anniversary since the first public concert given by the orchestra and we have some very exciting concerts planned.  Our repertoire is usually well-known light classical pieces together with marches, overtures and film pieces and we perform around six 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  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Vacancies in HOECCO as at 3rd September 2017 

Instrument

Status

Notes

1st Violin

2 Vacancies

 

2nd Violin

No Vacancy

 

Viola

2 Vacancies

 

Cello

2 Vacancies

 

Double Bass

2 Vacancies

See note 1

Harp

1 vacancy

 

Flute/Piccolo

No vacancy

 

Oboe/Cor Anglais

No vacancy

 

Clarinet+Saxophone

1 vacancy

 

Bassoon

1 vacancy

 

Horn

1 vacancy

 

Trumpet

1 vacancy

 

Trombone

No vacancy

 

Tuba

1 vacancy

 

Percussion

1 vacancy

See note 2

Piano

1 vacancy

 

 

Note 1  We currently have vacancies for double bass players.  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

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, 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 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Centenary Year

 

Exciting news about concerts in 2017 planned to celebrate the orchestra's 100th year of giving public concerts.

 

 Find out more

Centenary Year Concerts

09Dec
Sat Dec 09 @ 3:00PM - 05:00PM
Christmas Concert

2018 Concerts

24Mar
Sat Mar 24 @ 7:30PM - 09:30PM
Spring Concert

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