• Comprises approximately 25 string players and full woodwind and brass sections
    • Weekly rehearsals, with string sectionals taken by the Carducci Quartet, conducted by the Director of Music
    • Accompanies the most advanced scholars in Concerto performances

    Recent repertoire has included:

    Ruy Blas Overture - Mendelssohn
    Crown Imperial - Walton
    Cello Concerto in E minor - Elgar
    Pomp and Circumstance March no. 2 - Elgar
    Murder on the Orient Express - Richard Rodney-Bennett
    The Lark Ascending - Vaughan Williams
    Soirées Musicales - Britten
    Fantasia on British Seasongs - Wood
    Symphony no 8: 1st movement - Dvorak
    Karelia Suite - Sibelius

    • Comprises the department's most advanced string players
    • Weekly rehearsals and sectionals led and directed by the Carducci Quartet
    • Often augmented with wind players for performances of Mozart symhonies and concerti
    • Lunchtime recital at St. Martin-in-the-Fields
    • Performs annually at the Pittville Pump Room, Cheltenham

    Recent repertoire has included:

    Clarinet Concerto - Mozart
    Simple Symphony - Britten
    Violin Concerto in G major - Mozart
    St Paul's Suite - Holst
    Folkdance Suite - Philip Lane