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The Nonesuch Orchestra, 2018 – 2019

[Photo by Christine Bradshaw]

Our final concert this season

1.10pm, 20th June 2019: St Clement Danes Church, Central Church of the Royal Airforce, Strand, Temple, London WCR1 DH

in aid of Help Musicians UK [] and []


  • Purcell: Suite from Abdelazer
  • Hindemith: Five Pieces
  • Grieg: Holberg Suite

Conductor: Dan Shilladay; Leader: Stephanie Waite

Beginning of next season, 2019-2020

Following on from the success of our day playing Strauss’ ‘Meamorphosen last year, we are beginning our next season with a familiarisation session working on Schoenberg’s ‘Verklarte Nacht’.

This event will be held from 10.30am until 4.30pm, concluding with an informal sharing session of the day’s work at 4pm for family and friends.
Experienced string players are most welcome to join us for the chance to work at and play through this high-water mark of late Romanticism, please note, places are limited.
To register, please email Carys Jones at with your
name, instrument and any relevant playing experience.
Registration fee: £25 for non-members of the orchestra to be paid by 11
August 2019. Payment can be made by either:
• bank transfer (preferable) to the Nonesuch Orchestra, sort code
09–01–55, account number 69778603 and using payment reference
surnameinstrument (e.g. Jonesviolin)
• sending a cheque made payable to the Nonesuch Orchestra to:
Jeremy Bradshaw (Treasurer)
Nonesuch Orchestra
45 Priory Avenue
London W4 1TZ

Previous concert this season

A rehearsal at St Alban’s Church
Young musicians from Orchard House School join us for Haydn’s ‘Lamentatione’ at St Alban’s Church

Most recent school visit

A workshop at Belmont School in collaboration with Ballet4Life

Other events held this season

School concert at Southmead Primary School


We explore a wide-ranging string repertoire from Baroque to contemporary with a professional conductor (see Concerts page) and leader and we recruit talented post-graduate students to work with us offering them solo opportunities and experience of music in education. Our membership is wide-ranging and includes peripatetic music teachers, students and retired amateur and professional players.

Do consider joining us. New players (minimum standard Grade 8) are welcome for the coming season and beyond.

As a registered charity, we are keen to encourage sponsorship for our activities. The Nonesuch Orchestra is affiliated to Making Music, which represents and supports amateur vocal, instrumental and promoting societies throughout the United Kingdom.