Rehearsal Schedule and Scoring

Please see below for the scoring of works and for the BPO rehearsal schedule.  All BPO rehearsals are at the Brentwood Ursuline Convent High School, Queens’ Road, Brentwood, Essex CM14 4EX unless otherwise specified.  Tuesday rehearsals are 7.45-9.45 pm and Sunday rehearsals are 2.30-5.00 pm.  The rehearsals are for full orchestra unless otherwise specified. There is a final rehearsal for the whole orchestra on the day of the concert at the venue of the concert.

Please note that, except for the January "Music for the New Year" concert, the concert dress for BPO concerts is black shirts and trousers (no dinner jackets or bow ties) for men and all black for women.

For the January "Music for the New Year" concert, please wear a coloured top of one (preferably bright) colour - not patterned.  You may wish to discuss with your desk partner to avoid clashes!
Hard copies of the music will be available at the first rehearsal for the relevant concert.  In order to prepare for the rehearsals you may however wish to download your part for free from  This site has scores and separate instrumental parts for thousands of works which are out of copyright.  It has all the music for the May and October concerts. Leonard Bernstein's marked scores and parts for many works are available for study on Can be useful for fingerings in the string parts.

Concert on Saturday 19 May 2018
7.30 pm
Brentwood Ursuline Convent High School
Queen's Road
Brentwood CM14 4EX

Conductor      Dominic Grier
Cello              Thomas Isaac
Leader           Charles Clark

Borodin         Overture, Prince Igor  2+1 2 2 2; 4 2 3 1; T Str 
Dvorak          Cello Concerto  2 2 2 2; 3 2 3 1; T Str
Brahms         Symphony No 4 2/1 2 2 2+1; 4 2 3 0; T Str

Rehearsals at BUCHS on Tuesday 17 April, Sunday 22 April, Tuesday 24 April (strings only), Sunday 29 April (strings only), Tuesday 1 May, Tuesday 8 May, Sunday 13 May, Tuesday 15 May and at 2.00pm on the concert day, Saturday 19 May.

There will be no rehearsal on Sunday 6 May because of the bank holiday weekend.


Saturday 13 October 2018
7.30 p.m.
St Thomas' Church
St Thomas Road
Brentwood CM14 4DF

Overture TBD
Mozart            Concerto for Flute & Harp
Tchaikovsky    Symphony No 6 (the Pathetique)

Flute              Isobel Liebman
Harp              Hilary Barkwith
Conductor     Bradley Winand
Leader          Charles Clark

Rehearsals at BUCHS on Sunday 16 September, Tuesday 18 September, Sunday 23 September (strings only), Tuesday 25 September (strings only), Sunday 30 September, Tuesday 2 October, Sunday 7 October, Tuesday 9 October and at 2.00pm at St Thomas's Church on the concert day, Saturday 13 October.
Sunday 13 January 2019
2.30 p.m.
Brentwood Theatre

Music for the New Year
Conductor     John Hawkins
Leader          Charles Clark

Given the space constraints of the stage at the Theatre, there is only room for a maximum of 24 players.  Sadly therefore we cannot accommodate everyone.

Rehearsal dates and programme to be decided. More details later.

Saturday 9 February 2019
7.30 p.m.
St Thomas' Church
St Thomas Road
Brentwood CM14 4DF

Conductor      Florian Cooper
Leader            Charles Clark

We are delighted to welcome Florian Cooper to our family of conductors. 
Programme to be decided.  More details later.

Rehearsals at BUCHS on Sunday 6 January, Tuesday 15 January, Sunday 20 January (strings only), Tuesday 22 January (strings only), Sunday 27 January, Tuesday 29 January, Sunday 3 February, Tuesday 5 February and at 2.00pm at St Thomas's Church on the concert day, Saturday 9 February.

Saturday 18 May 2019
7.30 p.m.
St Thomas' Church
St Thomas Road
Brentwood CM14 4DF

Concert of Film Music
Conductor     David Pickthall
Leader           Charles Clark
Rehearsals at BUCHS on Tuesday 23 April, Sunday 28 April, Tuesday 30 April, Tuesday 7 May, Sunday 12 May, Tuesday 14 May and at 2.00pm on the concert day, Saturday 18 May.  There is no rehearsal on Sunday 5 May owing to the May Day bank holiday.  This means there are only 6 rehearsals plus the one on the day. 

Other details to follow.