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. Berlioz' Symphonie Fantastique will be on the programme. More information to follow. 

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. They begin on a Friday morning and conclude with a performance of the works studied on the Sunday evening (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. 

Typically, there are approximately 80 participants with players coming from Norfolk, Suffolk and beyond!

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.

Tel: Paul Chambers on 01379 642909 or email us.

Registered Charity No: XT32726
Musical Director: Margery Baker

The WVOW is supported by the Pulham  Orchestra