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The North Downs Community Orchestra, the fun Orchestra, are a warm welcoming fun Orchestra open to all musicians in the North Downs region of Surrey, Kent, East & West Sussex & Southern London plus anyone else who wants to join us.
The North Downs Community Orchestra, the fun Orchestra, are a warm welcoming fun Orchestra open to all musicians in the North Downs region of Surrey, Kent, East & West Sussex & Southern London plus anyone else who wants to join us.

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Our new poster for our 2 Caterham Festival events on Make Music Day UK:
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The North Downs Community Orchestra joins Caterham Festival and Make Music Day, Wednesday, 21st June, 2017

We're a fun, friendly, amateur Orchestra, open to musicians who play an orchestral instrument. In our ranks are learners, maestros and the rather rusty who improve, share and resurrect their musical knowledge together.

We’re keen to involve more people in making music locally.

In particular, we are looking for more string and brass players to help our one year-old orchestra continue to gather momentum under the effective and supportive guidance of our professional Musical Director, Shona Fenion. We are quite unusual in that we don't audition and have a range of parts to suit most playing standards. With the enthusiasm and dedication of our members we continue to go from strength to strength.

If you’d like to join or support us please contact us via our website or email: ndcorchestra@gmail.com. And you can also come and meet us at the Caterham Festival. We are taking part in two events, both on Wednesday, 21st June, the Summer Solstice.

Shopping Centre Orchestra
Church Walk, Caterham, CR3 6RT between 1.30pm – 3pm - Free event.
Maybe you have always wanted to try an orchestral instrument. Here’s your chance! With music professionals and orchestra members on hand to demonstrate and help, stop by to try your hand, or simply enjoy the ambience.

NDCO’s first concert in Caterham
United Reformed Church, Harestone Hill, Caterham CR3 6SX at 7pm.
Tickets on the door: £5, £3 for concessions, ‘Friends of NDCO’ free.
Listen to great film themes and popular classics. Come and join the fun!

For more details visit our website: www.thefunorchestra.co.uk




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The North Downs Community Orchestra is hosting a free first birthday concert Sunday, March 19, 6pm in the Bawtree Hall, at Hazelwood School, Wolfs Hill, Limpsfield.
Conducted by Shona Fenion, the concert programme will include the World Premiere of Something's Stirring on Godstone Green’, composed especially for the NDCO by Nick Drewe of Fine- Tuned Arrangements. This is a really lovely piece with motifs reflecting where the orchestra rehearses (Godstone Green, Endeavour Scout Headquarters) and its repertoire.
More detailed information can be found on www.thefunorchestra.co.uk or find it on Facebook.

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Just over 24 hours to go to celebrate the wonderful achievements of many amazing, fun friendly local musicians many learning or returning to their instruments after a long break and performing a cheery repertoire of tunes you all know and love conducted by our founding conductor, Shona Fenion. A free public concert in Edenbridge by your local Orchestra; the best things in life really are free (sponsored by Waitrose www.waitrose.com in our case). Come and join us, we'd love to meet you.
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The Orchestra will be taking part in the Music Marathon at St John’s Smith Square in London. We will be playing from 11:00 to 11:30 on Saturday 17th September the aim being to be part of a continuous programme of music that will also raise funds for St John's Young Artists’ Scheme. Come along, support the orchestra, enjoy the music, the open house and support this great cause too. And if you want to play then come along to one of our open rehearsals - they are all open - and join in the fun. ‪#‎SJSSMarathon‬ @StJohnsSmithSq @NdcOrchestra
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BBC Radio 3 and BBC Surrey throw their weight behind the Get Playing Initiative. Backed by the ABRSM, Making Music, Music for all and the BBC there is a wonderful campaign this summer to encourage people to get playing and to join the wonderful world of music. Have a good laugh at his expense as Peter Matthews, a founder of the Orchestra & Band, does his bit to promote the initiative on behalf of the Orchestra and Band. Its all about fun and enjoying yourself. Come and join us and have a blast. www.thefunorchestra.co.uk www.northdownsband.co.uk #BBCGetPlaying

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Wonderful moments of inspiration, fun and friendship with our open rehearsal and run through the Orchestra repertoire on a beautiful summer's evening.
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A wonderful evening with Richard Cross, Professional Trombonist, as our guest conductor. Thank you so much for a fabulous fun and very enjoyable evening Richard. It was great to meet you and we hope to see you again soon. Twitter = @RichardXMusic. http://www.turnedonmusic.com/biography.php

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An honour and a joy for NDCO members to join with our wonderful friends at Horsham Symhony Orchestra / Horsham 2nd Orchestra for their Orchestral Workshop of Handel Music for the Royal Fireworks raising money for St.Catherine's Hospice and Parkinson's UK. A great bunch a fantastic event and wonderful to play together. Thank you HSO/H2O
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