• Comprises approximately 30 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:

    Piano Concerto in A Minor - Grieg
    Rhapsody in Blue - Gershwin
    Crown Imperial - Walton
    Violin Concerto - Bruch
    Cello Concerto in E minor - Elgar
    Midsummer Night's Dream - Mendelssohn
    Pomp and Circumstance March no. 2 - Elgar
    Murder on the Orient Express - Richard Rodney-Bennett
    Finlandia - Sibelius
    Fantasia on British Seasongs - Wood
    William Tell Overture - Rossini
    English Folksong Suite - Vaughan Williams


    • Comprises the department's most advanced string players
    • Weekly rehearsals and sectionals led and directed by the Carducci Quartet

    Recent repertoire has included:

    Clarinet Concerto - Mozart
    Violin Concerto in D major - Mozart
    St Paul's Suite - Holst
    Cello Concerto in C Major - Haydn
    Serenade to Strings - Elgar
    Holberg Suite - Grieg
    Fantasia on a Theme of Thomas Tallis - Vaughan Williams