The amateur orchestra that meets at the Beansheaf Community Hall, Calcot, Reading, Berkshire on Saturday mornings (school term-times) 10.30am -12.30pm to enjoy playing classical music.

Annual Fee 85 (or £30/term). FREE trial term for new members

Important: A message from our Chairman, 1st March 2021

Dear members,
Dear members,Some of you have probably already realised that the government's 'road map' for getting us out of lockdown does not allow organisations such as ours to start meeting until May 17th.  That means ( you've guessed already I expect) that we have had to postpone our restart for a further month, and have now booked to start on the first Saturday after May 17th, which is May 22nd.  To make up for the lost rehearsal time, we have booked an additional session on May 29th: it did seem a little bizarre to be returning for one week, before a half term break! The revised dates will be on the website. Let's hope this will prove to be the final obstacle before we can all meet and rehearse again.I shall be writing to you again in April, just to remind you of the social distancing rules we shall have to work with when we restart rehearsals, since we shall have to put up with these for the Summer Term at least.Stay well, get vaccinated and keep your fingers firmly crossed that we will be able to restart in May.

With very best wishes,Phil.


Summer term dates can be found on the Diary page

Some of the repertoire for next term can be found here

Repertoire information updated - '49 Years of Musicmaking' Click here to view..

Website last updated 01.03.2021

We still require players in both the Violin and Viola sections so would be particularly pleased to hear of anyone who could fill these vacancies. In addition the orchestra is pleased to hear from anyone who plays an orchestral instrument and who is Grade 5 or above.....

  • Haydn: Symphony No. 104
  • Delibes: Le roi r'amuse
  • Term dates
  • Programme

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