"Didcot's new symphony orchestra"

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PLAYER INFORMATION

Dear players – we plan to update this page as soon as it becomes clear that we can fix a date for DCO's next concert. To restart concerts, we need Cornerstone and a school or church rehearsal venue to be bookable 3-4 months in advance. We also want all players to feel comfortable returning, and not being at risk of pulling out at the last minute because of being required to self-isolate. We also need there to be no restrictions on audience size, as even with your kind support, concerts would not be financially viable. Please see the 'concerts' page for the latest position on our planned programmes.

CONCERT 6 8-3-2020 REHEARSAL PLAN

All rehearsals before the concert day are in a new venueUTC.
The rehearsal on the concert day, and the concert itself, are at Cornerstone.

Date Time Content Venue
Friday 28-2-201915‑2145Full orchestra
1915 Franck i, iii, ii
2025 break
2040 Butterworth, Suk i, ii, iii, iv
UTC main hall
Sunday 1-3-201415-1645Woodwind, horns and brass sectional with GeoffUTC cafeteria
1530-1800
1500-1730
String sectionals:
- Violins in GT13+GT14 ground floor
- Violas in FT38 first floor
- Cellos and basses in foyer
1700 together with Geoff in GT13+GT14
UTC
Friday 6-3-201915-2145Full orchestra
1915 Suk i, ii, iii, iv, Butterworth
2030 break
2045 Franck i, ii, iii
UTC main hall
Sunday 8-3-201115-1345Final rehearsal in concert orderCornerstone
1345-1600Break
1600-1800ConcertCornerstone

Concert dress: Ladies - all black. Gents - black trousers and black shirt with no tie.

CONCERT 6 8-3-2020 REPERTOIRE

Orchestration key: flute+picc, oboe+cor, clarinet+bass, bassoon+contra - horn, trumpet+cornet, trombone, tuba - Timpani Percussion - Harp. 2+1 means e.g. 2 oboes plus cor anglais. 3d1 means e.g. 3 flutes of which one doubles piccolo, etc.


Composer Piece (concert order) Sheet music Media
ButterworthA Shropshire Lad
2,2+1,2+1,2-4231-T-H
score + partsfollow score
SukFairy Tale (Pohadka / Ein Märchen) op 16
2+1,2+1,2+1,2-4231-TP(cym,bd,tri,t-t)-H
score + partsfollow score

FranckSymphony in D minor
2,2+1,2+1,2-4,2+2,3,1-T-H
score + partswatch

CONCERT 6 8-3-2020 REHEARSAL VENUE
(FEBRUARY-MARCH 2020)

UTC
UTC sports hall
UTC Oxfordshire
(University Technical College)
Greenwood Way
Harwell
Didcot
OX11 6BZ (satnav ? OX11 6DL)
ROAD: UTC Didcot is about 0.8 miles further along the B4493 towards Harwell than our previous rehearsal venue DBC. However, if coming from Oxford/Abingdon down the A4130 it will be quicker to shortcut central Didcot by turning right at the lights onto Sir Frank Williams Avenue (the entrance to the new Great Western Park estate)and continuing down Greenwood Way.

From Greenwood Way, turn down the access road between the UTC and the small shopping parade/ASDA. Immediately after the UTC building, turn left into its long thin car park (56 spaces). The barriers lift automatically on entry and exit. Please leave the nearest spaces for double basses, harp etc. Walk across the crossing and follow the path alongside the side of the UTC building, going through the gate in the fence on your right. Continue on until the second set of grey double doors on the right, which should be open. (Please leave these open after you for latecomers.) Once inside the building, follow the corridor around until you see DCO signs.

Click the 'satellite' button at bottom left of the map below and zoom in to see more.

RAIL: 32 minutes (1.6 miles) walk from Didcot Parkway station. Cross at the lights outside the station and turn right along Station Road. Take first left up Haydon Road to its end. Turn right into Broadway, continue past the Civic Hall and straight over the roundabout into Wantage Road. Continue past Didcot Baptist Centre for approx 0.8 miles. Turn right into Greenwood Way at the traffic lights, continue past the UTC building on your left and turn left into the access road. Continue along until you come to an open gate in the fence, then follow the instructions above.

Two bus services operate between Didcot Station and the UTC: number X32 stops along the Broadway near Holly Lane and the 98 stops outside ASDA.


CONCERT VENUE

Northbourne Centre
Cornerstone, Didcot
Cornerstone Arts Centre
25 Station Road
Didcot
OX11 7NE

See maps and directions.

 INFORMATION FOR PLAYERS   including driving directions, parking, access for heavy instruments, green rooms, concert logistics and nearby restaurants can be viewed or downloaded here.

CONCERT 7 21-6-2020 REHEARSAL PLAN

Rehearsal venue to be announced.
The rehearsal on the concert day, and the concert itself, are at Cornerstone.

Date Time Content Venue
Friday 12-6-201915-2145Full orchestratba
Sunday 14-6-201415-1645Woodwind, horns and trumpets sectionaltba
1530-1800String sectionaltba
Friday 19-6-201915-2145Full orchestratba
Sunday 21-6-201115-1345Final rehearsal in concert orderCornerstone
1345-1600Break
1600-1800ConcertCornerstone

CONCERT 7 21-6-2020 REPERTOIRE

Orchestration key: flute+picc, oboe+cor, clarinet+bass, bassoon+contra - horn, trumpet+cornet, trombone, tuba - Timpani Percussion - Harp. 2+1 means e.g. 2 oboes plus cor anglais. 3d1 means e.g. 3 flutes of which one doubles piccolo, etc.


Composer Piece (concert order) Sheet music Media
ProkofievSymphony no 1 Classical
2222-2200-T
score + partsfollow score
LiadovNenie, op 67
2122-4000 (horn parts rewritten for 2 players)
scorefollow score
DvorakCzech Suite, op 39
2,2+1,2,2-2200-T (cor in iv arranged for clarinet, tp+T only in v)
score + partsfollow score

LarssonPastoral Suite, op 19
2222-2200-T (ii str only)
© not availablelisten
BeethovenSymphony no 8 in F
2222-2200-T
score + partsfollow score

FUTURE DATES

Although participation in each concert is by invitation, "regular" players might like to be aware of future concert and rehearsal dates. All dates are clear of half term.

Concert 8 Sunday 4 October 2020

Date Time Content
Friday 18-9-201915-2145Full orchestra
Sunday 20-9-201415-1645Woodwind, horns and brass sectionaltba
1530-1800String sectionaltba
Two-week gap between rehearsals to avoid clashing with other orchestras
Friday 2-10-201915-2145Full orchestra
Sunday 4-10-201115-1345Final rehearsal in concert orderCornerstone
1345-1600Break
1600-1800ConcertCornerstone

Concert 9 Sunday 28 February 2021  CHANGED DATE 

Date Time Content
Friday 5-2-211915-2145Full orchestra
Sunday 7-2-211415-1645Woodwind, horns and brass sectionaltba
1530-1800String sectionaltba
Three-week gap between rehearsals to avoid half term
Friday 26-2-211915-2145Full orchestra
Sunday 28-2-211115-1345Final rehearsal in concert orderCornerstone
1345-1600Break
1600-1800ConcertCornerstone

Concert 10 Sunday 23 May 2021  CHANGED DATE 

Date Time Content
Friday 14-5-211915-2145Full orchestra
Sunday 16-2-211415-1645Woodwind, horns and brass sectionaltba
1530-1800String sectionaltba
Friday 21-5-211915-2145Full orchestra
Sunday 23-5-211115-1345Final rehearsal in concert orderCornerstone
1345-1600Break
1600-1800ConcertCornerstone

Concert 11 Sunday 3 October 2021

Date Time Content
Friday 17-9-211915-2145Full orchestra
Sunday 19-9-211415-1645Woodwind, horns and brass sectionaltba
1530-1800String sectionaltba
Two-week gap between rehearsals to avoid clashing with other orchestras
Friday 1-10-211915-2145Full orchestra
Sunday 3-10-211115-1345Final rehearsal in concert orderCornerstone
1345-1600Break
1600-1800ConcertCornerstone

Concert 12 Sunday 6 February 2022

Date Time Content
Friday 28-1-221915-2145Full orchestra
Sunday 30-1-221415-1645Woodwind, horns and brass sectionaltba
1530-1800String sectionaltba
Friday 4-2-221915-2145Full orchestra
Sunday 6-2-221115-1345Final rehearsal in concert orderCornerstone
1345-1600Break
1600-1800ConcertCornerstone

Concert 13 Sunday 22 May 2022

Date Time Content
Friday 13-5-221915-2145Full orchestra
Sunday 15-5-221415-1645Woodwind, horns and brass sectionaltba
1530-1800String sectionaltba
Friday 20-5-221915-2145Full orchestra
Sunday 22-5-221115-1345Final rehearsal in concert orderCornerstone
1345-1600Break
1600-1800ConcertCornerstone

Concert 14 Sunday 2 October 2022

Date Time Content
Friday 16-9-221915-2145Full orchestra
Sunday 18-9-221415-1645Woodwind, horns and brass sectionaltba
1530-1800String sectionaltba
Two-week gap between rehearsals to avoid clashing with other orchestras
Friday 30-9-221915-2145Full orchestra
Sunday 2-10-221115-1345Final rehearsal in concert orderCornerstone
1345-1600Break
1600-1800ConcertCornerstone

CONTACT

Conductor & Musical Director
Geoff Bushell
Didcot, Oxfordshire
01235 818848
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Geoff Bushell, Conductor and Musical Director, Didcot Concert Orchestra
 
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