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allingtonstrings.yolasite.com

'A friendly orchestra that always welcomes new members; there are no auditions ... We play a wide range of repertoire enjoying new challenges to expand and improve our playing as well as tackling more familiar works. Our leaders are all experienced players and teachers happy to offer a bit of technical advice and support when requested.'

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www.amaretti.org.uk

'Small string orchestra established in 2004 consisting of experienced amateurs, music teachers and professional players. The orchestra has a varied repertoire ranging from Bach to Britten and perform in the South Manchester area, with excursions to Buxton as part of the Festival Fringe ...' Alert Website unavailable at Review; cf Facebook Page.

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www.chamberensembleoflondon.co.uk

'Virtuoso group of hand-picked string players ... Their repertoire spans baroque, classical, romantic and new music.'

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chilterncamerata.wordpress.com

'An amateur string orchestra for adults. Our players include music professionals and advanced amateurs. As a non-profit organisation we simply seek to cover the costs of staging our concerts. Some of our concerts raise funds for charity. Our objective is to share the enjoyment of music-making and to bring a wide range of music to our audiences. We stage three concerts per year and through this we provide an opportunity for soloists to perform with an orchestra. Often we combine with wind players, choirs and others to offer a wider range of music than the typical string repertoire.'

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www.liverpoolstringorchestra.org.uk

‘The music we play comes from all periods including Renaissance, Baroque and 20th century, and features pieces familiar to everyone who loves string music, such as Tchaikovsky's Serenade, Handel's Concerto Grossi and Britten's Simple Symphony. We have recently accompanied soloists in several concertos, including Telemann's viola concerto, Bach and Vivaldi violin concertos, and a guitar concerto of Vivaldi. Although there are no formal concerts, the Orchestra in more recent years has put on informal recitals in the church hall to show the church members and the local community the sort of things we do. They are very relaxed affairs ...’

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lowrystrings.co.uk

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www.phoenixstrings.com

‘We are a friendly orchestra of adult string players meeting weekly in Thornton Cleveleys. We welcome anyone who has taken up a string instrument or perhaps returned to playing after some time, and wants an opportunity to play with others and work towards performances ... Public performance is a key focus of the orchestra and we have collaborated with brass bands, choirs, opera groups, and soloists.‘

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scottishensemble.co.uk

'Group of 12 outstanding musicians who champion music written for strings, crossing genres, styles, periods, and art forms to make new connections ... Founded in 1969 and based in Glasgow, Scottish Ensemble is the UK’s only professional string orchestra.'

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southribblestrings.weebly.com

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www.tynesidechamberorchestra.org.uk

'An enthusiastic and friendly string orchestra. The TCO is Tyneside's longest running Chamber Orchestra, having been in existence for over 50 years. We have regular rehearsals and give concerts three times a year.'

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www.waveneystrings.org.uk

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wharfedalechamberensemble.org.uk

Formed in 2012: 'We meet regularly throughout the year, about once a term, and rehearse in a fairly unusual way. Our first rehearsal, on Friday evening, is a play-through of the works to be covered that weekend. Our second rehearsal, on Sunday morning, is in small groups: firstly in same instrument sectionals, then in string quartets and other small ensembles. Our third rehearsal, on Sunday afternoon, is with our conductor and at the end of this session we give a short informal concert to families with children, friends and anybody who would like to come along.'

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n21.net/the-winchmore-string-orchestra.html

'One of WSO's greatest assets is its friendly and welcoming membership ... From the person causing mischief at the back of the second violins to the cellist who insists on always sitting at the lowliest place in the section and not forgetting the outraged violas who harrumph their light-hearted indignation when the odd viola joke is inevitably wheeled out on occasion - there are plenty of vibrant personalities united by their love of making music together.'

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