Waveney Valley Orchestral Workshops
Biennial Weekend Workshops


Our next Workshop is scheduled for Sat 27/Sun 28 October 2018 and will take place at Archbishop Sancroft High School in Harleston. Adults £70, school students £45. 

The Waveney Valley Orchestral Workshops (non-residential) have been held biennially since 1988. They are situated in a very pleasant area of South Norfolk and generally held over a weekend during the autumn. In 2018 the Workshop will start on a Saturday morning and conclude on the Sunday with an informal performance of the works studied (entrance to this concert is FREE).

The workshops have proved highly successful and enjoyable.  Study and rehearsal is carried out under the expert guidance of a guest conductor and a staff of around a dozen professional musicians.  The orchestral membership covers a broad range of age and musical experience and is generally a happy blend of young and old, professional and amateur.

Main works studied in the past include Beethoven Symphony No. 7, Brahms Symphony No. 1, Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 5 and Shostakovich Festive Overture. Individual works for string orchestra, wind, brass and percussion ensembles also feature.

The course is open to all, but Grade 6 and above sight-reading is recommended.

What participants say about the Workshops:

“Somebody said it was “brilliant” – so I applied.  At last the first day arrived…….Then we were ready to begin and here was the conductor.  What would he be like?  Would he have a good down beat – yes he did and he was more than that – really encouraging and with advice that was really helpful.”

“Overall, I thoroughly enjoyed the weekend and it made a good change from school work.”



Read a report of the 2016 Workshop here.

For further information, please  email us.

Registered Charity No: XT32726
Musical Director: Margery Baker

The WVOW is supported by the Pulham  Orchestra