Rehearsals: Every second and fourth Tuesday of the month (and fifth, when applicable)
Venue: Memorial Hall, Pulham Market (except those shown as taking place at the Methodist Hall, Pulham Market)
Rehearsal and Event Dates 2017
January 10, 24, 31
February 14, 28
March 14, 28
April 11, 25
Sunday 2 April Come and Play Day, see Events below
May 9th - usual rehearsal
16th 3-4.30pm, rehearsal for all available brass and percussion, in St Mary's Church, Diss
Saturday 20 May: full rehearsal for Somme Concert, 3-6pm in St Mary's Church, Mount Street, Diss IP22 4QQ
Concert Dress: ALL BLACK (NB)
Tea: Bring a packed tea. Drinks/coffee available
Lighting: Please bring a light for your stand if you have one. 20 lights will be available.
For more details of this concert, see Events, below
23rd usual rehearsal, in Memorial Hall
30 (Methodist Hall ) usual rehearsal, including AGM at 3.15
June 13, 27 (concerto day with Ian Hytch)
July 11, 25 (Sunday 9 July, 3-5.30pm) Garden Party for orchestra members and Friends of the orchestra, Beck Hall, Starston, IP20 9NJ, entertainment by the Loddon Band)
August 8, 22 (NB: STRINGS ONLY), 29
Thursday 24 August, 7pm, PVO Chamber Concert at The Swan, Harleston - see Events below
September 12 (NB: Rehearsal at Archbishop Sanford School, Harleston), 26
Saturday 16 Sept, concert in Harleston, see Events below
October 10, 24, 31
Saturday 28 October: Come and Sing, see Events below
November 14, 28
(date TBC, Come and Sing Carols at Pulham Market Church)
And advance notice of an event in 2018:
Sunday 15th April 2018 “Come and Play” day at Pulham Market
Sunday 2 April, 10am - 4pm, Pulham Market Memorial Hall
Come & Play Day.
Saturday 20 May
7.30pm, Saturday 20 May, at St Mary's Church, Mount Street,
Diss, IP22 4QQ.
The Orchestra will be performing live music to the silent film
The Battle of the Somme
Tickets £10. More information from Diss Museum 01379 650618By invitation of the Trustees of Diss Museum.
Sunday 9 July
3-5.30pm Garden Party for orchestra members and Friends of the Orchestra, Beck Hall, Starston, IP20 9NJ, entertainment by the Loddon Band
Thursday 24 August, 7pm
PVO Chamber Ensemble (Margery Baker, Mike Bishop, Sandra Holmes, Paul Chambers and Janet Kenyon) are giving a concert at The Swan Hotel, Harleston at 7pm as part of the Waveney Valley Festival. All welcome.
Mozart: Trio in Eb for Viola, Clarinet and Piano K498
Dittersdorf: Sinfonia Concertante in D for Viola and Double Bass
Schumann: Fantasiestucke for Clarinet and Piano, Op 73
Kohler: Valse des Fleurs for Clarinet, Flute and Piano, Op 87
Shostakovich: Four Waltzes for Flute, Clarinet and Piano
Saturday 16 September
Orchestra Concert Archbishop Sancroft School, Harleston, 7.30pm.
Tickets £6 on the door, children free.
Beethoven Overture: Prometheus
Mozart: Symphony No 35 in D major, "Haffner"
Edward German: Three Dances from the music to Henry VIII
Nicolai: Overture, The Merry Wives of Windsor
Sammartini: Concerto for Descant Recorder in F (1st movement).
Saturday 28 October, Come and Sing, Bungay. Arias and choruses from Haydn's The Seasons and Purcell's King Arthur. More details to follow.
December 23 TBC Come and Sing Carols at Pulham Market Church.