Amateur Swansea orchestra for adults and teens
Orchestra in Swansea
Do you have a violin yearning to be set free from its case and reunited with a bow?
Or a trumpet waiting to sing again?
A friendly, welcoming orchestra for teen and adult learners in the Swansea area, suitable for any instrumentalist and players at grade 3 and above.
We would love to hear from you however rusty you are!
Our orchestra in Gorseinon, Swansea, is perfect for:
Any orchestral instrumentalist
We have violins, violas, flute, clarinet, pianos and much more!
We are particularly keen to hear from wind and brass players.
Instruments and music can be borrowed if necessary.
Adult learners and returners
We are a friendly mix of beginner and intermediate learners (grade 3+), and adults who haven't played in a while. Some of us hadn't played for over 40 years before joining!
At the moment, we have about 30 members, but are growing each week!
Teens and adults of all ages
We are a friendly and diverse group of people from all across South Wales who are looking forward to meeting new members.
If you are 14+, can read music and ready to have fun, contact us now!
Why join an orchestra?
If you are an adult or teenager currently learning a musical instrument, joining an orchestra is a great way to develop your skills.
You get to meet new people who share your hobby, and develop friendships. You can share the joys of mastering a new piece and the challenges of tricky key changes and instrumentals.
You develop musical skills that would take you longer in 1 -1 lessons, such as harmonising, keeping in time and sightreading. You can also take tips from more experienced players. With upcoming rehearsals and concerts, playing in an orchestra means constant motivation to practice and improve.
Concerts and events in Swansea
In March 2022, we celebrated our inaugural concert, which was a huge success. It was great to see musicians who hadn’t played for forty years, alongside those who have only just passed their grade 3, come together over 12 weeks to perform in a packed church, with resounding success!
We held the event to mark the second anniversary of the lockdown of March 2020, and so help people work through the emotions created by the pandemic and lockdowns. We commissioned a new musical work called Reflections by from Llanelli-based composer Jacob Smith.
The Llanelli Wind Band, ChromaMusic Cello Club, our own Melody Angelicus, and James McBeth also performed. You can watch the recording of the whole concert below and read more about it here.
Our second concert was on Sunday 23rd October, where we played a number of classical and film pieces, alongside Llanelli Wind Band and James McBeth.
Our Christmas concert, 'Joy to the World', was on 10th December. We played another specially commissioned piece by Jacob Smith, and a mix of festive favourites. It was a great evening celebrating the local community, with performances from lots of different groups.