THE PULHAM ORCHESTRA

A vibrant amateur community orchestra
based in Pulham Market, Norfolk


NEXT EVENT Christmas Concert on Wednesday 14 December.

7pm, Pulham Market Church


CELLISTS! We need you - if you are free to rehearse on alternate Tuesday afternoons, please apply to join the Orchestra.


The Pulham Orchestra is a lively amateur orchestra which rehearses at The Memorial Hall in the village of Pulham Market (click here for map), on the borders of Norfolk and Suffolk.

The orchestra is conducted by its co-founder Margery Baker, and is open to all local players. No audition is required to join, although you do need some sight-reading ability. Occasionally, we may ask players to join a waiting list as some orchestral sections are full. Regrettably, as with many orchestral societies, it is necessary to charge an annual subscription of £60 to pay for orchestral expenses. 

Rehearsals

Rehearsals take place from 2-4pm on the second and fourth Tuesday afternoon of the month at The Memorial Hall, Pulham Market.
(Click here to see map)

Pulham Market is between Norwich and Diss, just south of Long Stratton and just off the A140. 

Rehearsals, under the very experienced baton of Margery Baker, are informal, unintimidating and fun.

The orchestra works through a range of pieces for performance, and its repertoire includes works by Beethoven, Schumann, Dvorak and numerous other composers.


Concerts, Come and Play Days and Workshops

The orchestra gives three or four concerts a year, and programmes cover a wide range of classical music.

We also run very successful "Come and Play Days" 
once or twice a year.

The Pulham Orchestra also supports a biennial weekend of study and rehearsal with guest conductors and tutors, held by the Waveney Valley Orchestral Workshop.

Read a review of the 2014 workshop.


Pulham Orchestra Newsletters

We produce an Annual Newsletter with reports and reviews of all our events and performances.

Hire The Pulham Orchestra

Would you like to host an orchestral performance, to raise money for your local charity? The Pulham Orchestra is available for hire, to play at charity events.

Within the Orchestra there is a number of chamber ensembles, also available for hire. To make an enquiry about hiring the full orchestra or a smaller ensemble, please use the Contact Form.


Instrument Hire

We have a selection of instruments for hire.

Our Patrons

We are grateful for the support of our Patrons. Find out more about becoming a Friend, Patron or Sponsor of The Pulham Orchestra.

Individual Patrons

Fran Hardy,  John Herschel-Shorland, Joy Wolton

Honorary Patrons

Lord MacGregor of Pulham Market OBE,  Barry Carben

© Text and Photographs The Pulham Orchestra (where not otherwise attributed)
The Pulham Orchestra is a Registered Charity. Charity No: 1117434 Pulham Market, Norfolk, UK



FEBRUARY 2016 NEWSLETTER

Click above to download the Newsletter as a PDF (be patient - it takes a while!). Contains reports of events in 2015, articles by Orchestra members and full details of events to come in 2016.


Rehearsal and Event dates 2016 


PLAYERS NEEDED

We would love to hear from players of these instruments who are interested in joining us:

Any strings (especially lower)

French horn

Bassoon

Please also contact us if you'd like to be notified of future workshops/play days, or informed of slots for other instruments as and when these become available.


Waveney Valley Orchestral Workshops 

These 3-day non-residential workshops have been run biennially since 1988.

Our 15th Workshop will take place between
28-30 October 2016

Report of the 2014 Workshop


Read a Review of the
Come and Play Day held in April 2015


Can You Help?
We need people (non-players) who can help us to set up for concerts and clear away afterwards.
If you, or your partner, offspring or friend could lend a hand, please contact us.


An article on Pulham Orchestra was featured in issue 34 of the magazine "Your Local". 

Read the magazine article here


For any queries regarding our Orchestra or committee matters, please contact Paul Chambers at pchambers64@me.com or on 01379 642909