Sillars Orchestra

The Sillars Orchestra plays a wide range of great works, predominantly "light music", and we play every piece in the belief that the musical experience should be enjoyable. We offer every amateur musician who seeks the opportunity for self improvement the chance to play their chosen instrument in a fun and sociable setting.

The orchestra is formed of string, woodwind, brass and percussion.

If you are an amateur player of orchestral instrument and think you might be interested in joining us it is well worth making contact to see if we have, or are likely to have, any suitable vacancies.

Maybe you are just thinking about the possibilities but would like to ask some questions? Maybe you play an instrument that is not currently listed on our vacancies page? Why not contact us?

We are therefore able to offer playing opportunities to players of violin, viola, violoncello (cello), double bass, flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, french horn, trumpet, trombone, and percussion as vacancies occur, so it is always worth checking with our Membership Secretary, Mary Thrower.

Our Next Concert

In our next concert, "Invitation to the Dance", the Sillars Orchestra will be performing a selection of familar works, all connected by the theme of dance.

Featuring tangos like La Paloma, waltzes including Tales from the Vienna Woods, and even the Grasshopper's Dance.

The concert will take place at St John the Baptist & All Saints Church, Harwood Rd, Norwich NR1 2NG , on the Saturday 22nd April, 2017 at 7:30pm.

Tickets are £8 and can be purchased either in advance, through , or on the door.

Subject to network availability, tickets can be purchased on the door using credit / debit cards, contactless and with Apple or Android Pay. Of course, with cash too!

Keep an eye on our Concerts page for details of our upcoming concerts.

Please note - the cost of the tickets have risen from £7 to £8. If you have already purchased your ticket at the earlier price, your ticket will be honoured.

Concert Organisers

Are you intending to organise a concert as part of:

  • A Church/Community Festival?
  • Fundraising for a worthy cause?
  • Or any event for which an orchestra would be suitable?

If ‘Yes’ then please contact our Concert Secretary, Beverley McInnes (see contact page).

The orchestra complements its non-audition policy by an atmosphere of friendship and mutual support amongst the members. This contributes directly to a continuously improving performance standard.

The elected committee which adminsters the orchestra encourages our friendly atmosphere policy and, amongst all other things, vets and appoints our Conductor & Musical Director.

Funding comes entirely from concerts, and membership subscriptions. Subscriptions are around £2 a week and payable annually, termly or monthly, (pro rata for new members). Installments can be arranged for members in financial difficulty.