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December 2018 Newsletter

Updated: Jan 2, 2019

Christmas Concerts 2018Tickets for the Orchestra’s Christmas Concerts at High Cross Church Camberley on the nights of Friday 7th and Saturday 8th December are still available to order from Linda McNaughton by email to . If you order after the final rehearsal for the current term on 1 December, then tickets can be collected and paid for on the evening you attend the concert.

Photos from 2017

The Senior and Junior Sections will perform on the Friday night concert and the Senior and Intermediate Sections on the Saturday night of the concert. The concerts will start at 7.30pm and conclude by 10.00pm.

The concert ticket price is £8.50 and a free ticket is available for all Junior and Intermediate Section members who attend on the evening that they are not performing themselves. The ticket price includes an interval mince pie and hot/cold drink.

An instruction letter has already been circulated to Orchestra members regarding times for attendance for pre-concert rehearsals and it would be appreciated if arrivals are prompt for these, as time will be limited for the rehearsals.


Children in Need 2018

The Senior Section of the Orchestra performed at The Meadows Shopping Centre in Camberley on Saturday 17th November between 10.00 am and 12.00 noon and raised funds in support of this years BBC Children in Need appeal - see photos below.

A total of £800.00 was collected that morning and we thank all those Senior Section members who made themselves available for this event . We also appreciated the support provided by parents in helping collect during the morning and of course our

Logistics Team in transporting percussion and chairs to and from Cordwalles School.


Surrey County Council Public Consultation

We are aware that Surrey County Council has recently launched an online public consultation about 'Transforming Libraries and Cultural Services in Surrey'. Surrey Arts is included in the consultation as one of the council’s cultural services. This consultation, at a time of cuts in services provided by local authorities due to pressures on funding, is a very important opportunity for those that use the services to share their ideas and comments about Surrey Arts, as well as other cultural services.

We would highlight the following, which have relevance to the facilities we provide to our members as a Surrey Arts registered music ensemble:

  • In Section 2.1 – You can share your ideas. Please name Surrey Arts if you are specifically referring to the service;

  • In Section 3.8 - Please give the venue where you or your children engage in activities provided by Surrey Arts Teachers e.g. music lessons, bands, ensembles, arts activities;

  • In Section 4.3 – You can provide additional comments. Please make sure that you name Surrey Arts if you want to comment about the value of this particular service.

You can find the online consultation at:

The online form should not take long to complete, but your responses will be very valuable as the Council considers its future strategy for Libraries and Cultural Services. Please note that the online consultation will close on 4th January 2019. Thank you.


Saturday Morning Rehearsal Dates 2018The final rehearsal of the Autumn term for all 3 Orchestra sections is 1st December.

Rehearsal Dates 2019 - New Spring Term

12th, 19th, & 26th January

2nd & 9th February

2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd, & 30th March

Notice of last performance dates for the Autumn Term of 2018 and for performances arranged so far for 2019.Friday 7 December & Saturday 8 December 2018 - CYWO Christmas Concerts at High Cross Church, Camberley – Senior Section with Junior Section Friday Night and Senior Section with Intermediate Section Saturday Night.

Friday 17 May & Saturday 18 May 2019 - CYWO Spring Concerts at Camberley Theatre - All Sections.

Brian Hopper (Chair)

1 December 2018


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