A Community Orchestra
based in Pulborough, West Sussex
An opportunity for instrumentalists of all ages and abilities to play wonderful orchestral music in a convivial atmosphere.
SUMMER 2023: Rehearsals begin at 09:30 for 09:45 on SATURDAY 15th APRIL 2023
The orchestra enjoys working hard and constantly seeks to improve, but social aspects are also important, and many go to the local pub after rehearsals.
A Rehearsal Orchestra
(i.e. no formal concerts, no pressure)
ALTERNATE SATURDAY MORNINGS, 0945 - 1145; PULBOROUGH (or WEST CHILTINGTON) VILLAGE HALL
See exact dates here
Downland Ensemble is a rehearsal orchestra, playing music which suits the standard of the players, yet stretches everybody involved. Parts are arranged and transposed to suit individual ability. All are encouraged to play with confidence.
Rehearsals take place on alternate Saturday mornings, 0945 - 1145. (Doors open 09:30)
See exact dates here.
At the end of most 'terms' we invite friends and family to an Open Rehearsal to hear the music we have been working on.
Music is varied, including marches, medleys, overtures, arrangements, and movements from symphonies. A full list of repertoire is to be found here.
We welcome all orchestral instruments, strings, wind, brass and percussion, and we also have recorders and a keyboard. We have our own set of timps and other percussion.
The orchestra is a friendly group of musicians, and many players meet together in smaller sections or ensembles between regular DE rehearsals.
Members pay a small subscription.
Any unable to afford the subscription will be supported by the orchestra.
Rehearsal Venue and Contacts
Contact Ros by email or phone for more information
01798 875804 / 07766 716538