The orchestra can be contacted as follows:

Postal Address: Dr. David Cooper, Chairman, Newbury Symphony Orchestra, Oak House, Garden Close La, Newbury RG14 6PP

Telephone enquiries: 01635 551875

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Newbury Symphony Orchestra (NSO) is one of the oldest non-professional orchestras in England and is now enjoying its 141st season. NSO comprises sixty amateur musicians of all ages and draws its members and audience from four counties. Our resident professional conductor is Dr Jonathan Williams .

A major objective of NSO is to contribute to creating live music in the local community. We encourage participation by musicians throughout the Newbury area and we support young and up-and-coming soloists by inviting them to perform concertos. Rehearsals take place in Newbury on Wednesday evenings during school terms.

The Newbury Symphony Orchestra is affiliated to Making Music, which represents and supports amateur performing societies throughout the UK and is grateful for the generous support of the Friends of Newbury Symphony Orchestra and our sponsors, Philip Brown Violins.

New players are always welcome, and we are especially looking for violinists and brass players. As a guideline, we suggest that players should play to a standard of Associated Board grade 7 or above, and section leaders would need to be much better than this. Please let us know if you plan to attend one of our rehearsals for the first time, e.g. by contacting the section leader or the chair of the orchestra (see 'contacts' page).

Registered Charity 277308

Hon Committee Officers

Chair: David Cooper

Treasurer: Pippa Regan

Fixer (non strings): Robert Sales

Librarian: Jo Bracey