Unless otherwise stated, all rehearsals take place at the Dance Hall (Dance Blast), Pen y Pound, Abergavenny, NP7 5YT, on Sunday evenings between 6.30pm and 9.00pm. The hall is on the Melville Centre / Careers Wales site opposite the Catholic Church, and the hall is behind the main building.
Programme for Autumn Concert 2018
- Butterworth - The Banks of Green Willow
- Elgar - Sea Pictures
Mezzo Soprano - Lowri Probert
- Brahms - Symphony No 2
Membership Subscriptions for 2017-18
- £90 - Single annual membership
- £150 - Married couple
- £10 - Student
Cheques should be made payable to Abergavenny Orchestral Society.
If you would like to pay by BACS, our account details are as follows:
Account name: Abergavenny Orchestral Society
Sort code: 30-90-02
Account no: 00013855
If you are joining the orchestra part way through the year you can negotiate a reduced subscription (pro rata) with the treasurer.
Subscriptions can be reduced or waived in the event of financial difficulty. The society will not exclude anyone just because he or she can't afford the subscription. Please speak to one of the trustees, in confidence (Pete, Bethan or Malcolm).
If you are a UK taxpayer, please complete a Gift Aid declaration so we can claim back the tax on your sub.
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The committee is made up of orchestra members representing all sections. Committee members have to be re-elected every three years.
- Chairman - Peter Geraghty (2015)
- Secretary - Bethan Barlow (2017)
- Treasurer - Malcolm James (2017)
- Librarian - Heather Leighton (2015)
- Membership - Rohan Lewis (2016)
- Website - Simon Large (2016)
- Floor members - Lynne Pollitt (2015)
There are several other people with specific jobs you need to be aware of.
- Safeguarding lead - Heather Leighton
- Safeguarding deputy - Bethan Barlow
- E-safety - Simon Large
- Fire officer - Bethan Barlow
- First aiders - James Leney & Kate Stephens
Email Mailing List
The Members mailing list is used to keep members of the orchestra informed about the day-to-day administrative matters such as rehearsal schedule, change of venue, what to practice this week, etc. Typically this will generate 1 email per week. Members who are subscribed to this list can also send email to the list, and it will be sent out to all the other members automatically, so if you have an important announcement for the whole orchestra, this is a convenient way to send it. If you would like to subscribe please email us at
The list of subscribers is kept private, and cannot be read on the internet, nor is it available to any of the other subscribers. We will not pass your details on to anyone else.
If you wish to remove yourself from the list at any time, simply follow the instructions at the bottom of each email, or contact the secretary to ask us to remove your name.
Documents and Forms
We keep a range of documents and forms online, including membership forms, health and safety documents and safeguarding procedures.
Last Concert Programme
For those who didn't pick up a copy on the day you can download a copy of the last concert programme. Please note that this is intended to be printed double-sided and folded. The pages do not appear in normal reading order.