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Radcliffe Orchestra

Radcliffe Orchestra is always looking for new players.

Radcliffe Orchestra has been putting on concerts for medically related charities for over 45 years.

The orchestra consists of healthcare workers (plus friends and family) from across the hospitals in Oxfordshire.

It is supported by Oxford Hospitals Charity.

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Our concerts

We have a rotation of three or four conductors, and major works have included:

  • Holst's Planets
  • Rimsky-Korsakov's Scheherazade
  • Beethoven's Eroica and Pastoral symphonies
  • Carmina Burana
  • Mahler's 4th symphony
  • Brahms 2nd symphony
  • Tchaikovsky's 4th symphony
  • concertos by Tchaikovsky, Nielsen, Sibelius, Chopin and Mozart.

Holst's Planets involved an orchestra of over 70 players.

Join us

We would love to hear from instrumentalists keen to join our flourishing orchestra, particularly violins, clarinet and trombone players.

The standard is Grade 8+, or having had significant orchestral playing experience.

We do three concerts a year with six or seven weekly rehearsals beforehand on Monday or Tuesday evenings, 8.00pm to 10.00pm in Tingewick Hall at the John Radcliffe Hospital.

There are no auditions and the orchestra has a reputation for coaxing 'lapsed' instrumentalists back to playing again. Above all we have fun.

If you are interested in joining please contact us.

Rosie Adams:

Last reviewed:23 February 2024