Music Director: Michael Bell, MBE
President: Dennis Simons
Leader: Helena Todd
Abergavenny Orchestral Society is one of the oldest amateur orchestras in the UK and we now perform under the title Abergavenny Symphony Orchestra. We are a community orchestra with members of all ages who come from a 40 mile radius. We have weekly rehearsals during school term time and play a wide variety of music, mainly focused towards performing 3 main concerts per year, plus a free children’s concert to give children a flavour of live orchestral music. Occasional orchestral workshops allow us to pull in players from a wider area and looks at some larger scale works.
We rehearse on Sunday evenings, 6.30 – 9.00 pm at the Dance Hall (Dance Blast), Pen y Pound, Abergavenny, NP7 5YT. Check here for directions.
Due to current restrictions we are not able to accommodate the whole orchestra at present so we are having strings and woodwind/brass rehearsals on alternate weeks.
There are no upcoming events.
New Leader Appointment
Sadly Helena is moving on, so we are looking to appoint a new leader for January 2022. If you are interested in applying, or you know someone who might be, please check our Leader Appointment page.
Email Mailing List
The Orchestra News mailing list is for anyone interested in hearing the orchestra play, and will be used for announcements about forthcoming concerts, and about the orchestra. Typically this will generate 4 or 5 emails per year.