Since its creation under our previous Orchestral Manager, Saffiyah Keig-Momin, the college orchestra has sprung from strength to strength holding termly concerts and providing ample opportunity for all levels of musicians to perform.

Now coordinated by Katie Bastiman and conducted by Jamie Powe, the college orchestra looks forward to a new term and indeed, a new year, ushering in new players and faces to join in the exciting showcases of musical talent available within the College. Having presented a hugely successful programme featuring Grieg's Piano Concerto in Michaelmas, this Hilary term the college orchestra are looking forward to performing Mozart's Clarinet Concerto and Beethoven's Egmont Overture, at a concert on Monday 19th February.

We are always welcoming new members, and rehearse on Monday nights from 7-8.30pm in the college chapel. If you are interested in joining the orchestra then drop an email to one of the addresses below and we can give you more information!

Katie Bastiman - katie.bastiman@some.ox.ac.uk

Frannie Millar - francesca.millar@some.ox.ac.uk

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The College Orchestra is a non-auditioning orchestra and invites musicians of all levels to join, regardless of past experience. What makes Somerville College Orchestra unique is this accessibility to all students, postgrad and undergrad, musical and non-musical, experienced or not. Any student wishing to play, conduct, or have their own compositions commissioned by the orchestra is more than welcome to join and contact those at the fresher's stand in October.

To those who may wish to play an even greater role within the society, please do contact a member of the SMS committee with any queries, unanswered questions or requests!

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