BRENTWOOD PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA
Charity no. 1090184
President: Alan Pegrum
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The Brentwood Philharmonic Orchestra (BPO) brings together a mixture of local professionally-trained musicians and experienced amateurs. It usually performs three concerts a year in and around Brentwood, Essex, covering music both familiar and less familiar from baroque, through classical and romantic to modern.
Come and play in the BPO
The Brentwood Philharmonic Orchestra includes the full range of instruments required for a symphony orchestra. Players should be of a standard equivalent to Grade 8+ but depending on instrument, this is not an inflexible requirement. Good sight-reading and an appreciation of ensemble are important.
The BPO usually performs three concerts a year and rehearses twice a week for a month before each concert: Sundays 2.30 - 5.00 pm and Tuesdays 7.45 - 9.45 pm at Brentwood Ursuline Convent High School, Queens’ Road, Brentwood, Essex CM14 4EX. If players cannot make a particular rehearsal, it is helpful if they can let one of the players’ representatives or their section leader know in advance.
The BPO's annual subscription for players is £75 with single concert subscriptions of £25 per concert (with concessions half price). For tax payers, subscriptions are eligible for GiftAid. New players do not pay for their first concert with the BPO. If you would like to play in the BPO (no audition required), please contact us. We would particularly welcome more string players.
Come to a Brentwood Philharmonic Orchestra concert and support the BPO
We maintain a mailing list of supporters of the BPO. We prefer to use email to keep our costs down. If you would like to be included in it and receive details of forthcoming Brentwood Philharmonic Orchestra concerts and events, please contact us. Tickets can be bought at the door on the night of the concert or in advance.
The BPO is very grateful to the various friends and families of players who assist with front of house, refreshments, leaflet distribution etc. If you are able and willing to assist, please let us know.
The BPO is registered as a charity. Gifts by UK taxpayers are eligible for GiftAid. Donations are always welcome and help the BPO put on more adventurous choice of music and maintain its standing in Brentwood’s musical life.
The BPO is pleased to acknowledge the support of Brentwood Arts Council and is grateful to Essex County Council Libraries for their excellent library service for the hire of music. The BPO is affiliated to Making Music and Music in Essex.