Welcome to the Chorleywood Music Society and Orchestra!
Founded in 2016 by Andrew McFarlane and Christine Deeley, Chorleywood Music is a community music society for classical musicians in Chorleywood and nearby villages.
The Chorleywood Orchestra currently has over 30 members. We welcome orchestral instrumentalists of all ages from grade 6 to play in the orchestra, including those who’ve not played for some time.
The orchestra meets each Tuesday evening at 7:45 in term time at The Russell School, 27 Brushwood Drive, Chorleywood, WD3 5RS always including a break for tea and cakes. If you’d like to come along, please get in touch.
We play a varied repertoire with the emphasis on enjoying our music making and having fun.
Spring Concert – Sunday 25th March
Our next concert will be at 4pm on Sunday 25th March at Chorleywood Memorial Hall, featuring well known classics such as Mendelssohn’s Hebrides Overture and Vaughan Williams’ The Lark Ascending with violin soloist Yume Fujise.
Tickets £10 in advance from WeGotTickets, or £12 on the door. Under 16s free.
***** We are delighted to announce that our 25 March concert will feature a new piece by Chorleywood composer, teacher and musical director Adrian Warren. His composition – ‘Melting into Spring’ – written specially for Chorleywood Orchestra, depicts the last remnants of Winter slowly dying away to be replaced by the new life of Spring. We are really looking forward to giving this original work its first public performance!
Chorleywood Music is proud to support Rickmansworth Young Musician of the Year 2018
Entries are being invited for the 2018 Rickmansworth Young Musician of the Year competition. The deadline for entry is 8th April 2018.
The competition is open to young people performing classical music who have achieved at least Grade 7 (Associated Board or equivalent) standard. Competitors must be under 19 years old on the 30th April 2018 and finalists will be chosen from across the age range according to overall merit. Past winners of the first prize are not eligible to enter again.
Preliminary rounds will take place before two adjudicators on the evenings of Thursday 10 and Friday 11 May 2018. Final Concert will be on Saturday 30th June 2018 at 7pm.
As well as the cash prize, if a suitable standard has been demonstrated, the 2018 winner will also be offered an opportunity to perform as a soloist with Chorleywood Orchestra.
Click here for further details from the Rickmansworth Young Musician website
2018 Concert schedule
1st July – a return of our popular side by side event
10th November 2018 – Evening concert marking the 100th anniversary of the end of WW1