Repertoire and Performance

We have an extensive repertoire to suit all tastes and standards, from beginners' pieces to concertos as well as music composed specifically for the string orchestra.  Much of our repertoire comprises arrangements for strings which we have collected from commercial sources and donations over the years.   Our music library also includes full suites and "real works" for strings. 

We always try to include at least one substantial "real string" work per concert, such as the "Capriol Suite" by Peter Warlock in our summer 2014 concert, the famous "Chaconny" by Henry Purcell in our Christmas 2014 concert, the Concerto Grosso Op 3 No 8 (for two solo violins, string Orchestra and harpsichord) by Vivaldi and the famous Christmas Concerto by Corelli in our Summer 2015 concert. Invariably we would also include a work or two for solo instrument(s). Solo players are usually drawn from the orchestra itself, and we encourage solos by children connected to members of the orchestra, to give them early experience in concert performance .


Click the links to view our past concert programmes.

 

Sample

This is an arrangement by our MD of the famous "Berceuse de Jocelyn" by Benjamin Godard. It features the viola as a solo instrument against an accompaniment of muted strings.

(June 2014 concert

Godard - 'Berceuse' from 'Jocelyn'.mp3

 

Training/Coaching

Apart from their artistic content pieces are carefully selected by our MD/Tutor as a training programme that progresses through the year. So it's really a case of learning through playing together in a group with a conductor while taking in the technical guidance.  That's why we are proud to say: come join us; ...

... learn, improve and have fun at the same time.


We rehearse at Westwood Community Centre, Grasmere Crescent, Eccles, Manchester, M30 8DN

 

"Lowry Strings" is the popular name given to "The Lowry String Group".

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