Rushcliffe Junior Philharmonic, is a fun and friendly junior string orchestra who meet every Friday evening during term time at St Paul's Church Hall in West Bridgford, Nottingham.
We consist of students of all abilities and ages who are learning the violin, viola, cello or double bass. Our aim is to offer a great experience for young players seeking a head start in ensemble/orchestral playing. We are directed by Abbé Perkins who is a local professional cellist and pianist, teacher of all strings, piano, keyboard and singing.
Abbé is also lower strings tutor with Nottingham Youth Training Orchestra and string tutor for the Advanced Music Ensemble.
Rehearsals are very relaxed and informal with the emphasis being on enjoyment. At the end of each term the students perform an informal concert for friends and family with lots of opportunity for students to perform a solo if they so wish.
We warmly welcome any new players with little or no experience who want to have fun playing in a group. If you play the violin, viola, cello or double bass and are of beginner or Grade 1-3 standard (no exams necessary) then we would love to hear from you.
More advanced players are also welcome.