Southside Orchestra at Southside Community Centre

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Southside Community Orchestra

Edinburgh’s only amateur orchestra that meets during the day.

In 2005 orchestra was offered, and accepted, a base at the South Side Community Centre in Nicolson Street, and took the new name of The South Side Community Orchestra. Since then, the South Side Community Centre has become the established venue for the orchestra’s regular Monday afternoon rehearsals and for the public concerts given each term.

Orchestra rehearsals are friendly and full of good humour. Vaughan Townhill our conductor has very realistic expectations of our abilities and recognises that we may not play every technically difficult passage perfectly.

Who is the group for?

The Southside Community Orchestra attracts a large proportion of its members from the senior population however there is no age barrier and there are a number of younger adults who come along to rehearsals. There are no auditions and we don’t ask to see your certificates, but for musicians who are thinking of joining us it may be helpful for them to know that most players are Grade 4 standard or above and can sight read reasonably well.

When does the group meet?

Monday afternoons

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