A high quality amateur orchestra based in Bournemouth

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Our next concert is on Saturday 17 Feb 2018 at St Stephen's Church, Bournemouth (Tickets £10, accompanied children free). We are also running our 2018 Age 21+ Concerto Competition across the UK and elsewhere!

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Stop Press! Our next concert is on Saturday 17 Feb 2018 at St Stephen's Church, Bournemouth (Tickets £10, accompanied children free). Please join us then!

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Do join us for our concert tomorrow, Saturday 17 Feb 2018 at St Stephen's Church, Bournemouth. Tickets £10 or online at www.wegottickets.com/westbourneorchestra. Accompanied children FREE.

Programme: Fingals Cave Overture (Mendelssohn), Walk to the Paradise Garden (Delius), Peer Gynt Suite (Grieg), Symphony No 5 (Beethoven). Conductor: Lee Marchant, Leader: Stefan Defilet.

WOS Concert Poster Feb 2018;

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The Westbourne Orchestral Society (registered charity no. 282074) , average strength 50 instrumentalists, was formed in 1930 and has given regular concerts ever since, even during world war 2, when it gave 248 concerts for troops stationed in Bournemouth!  

Sir Dan Godfrey, then conductor of the Bournemouth Municipal Orchestra (now the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra) who lived in Westbourne, was the first President of the Society.  

The orchestra continues to flourish and performs all kinds of music from classical to selections from musical shows. It gives six concerts annually, many in aid of charities and good causes. The orchestra rehearses at St. Ambrose Church, West Cliff Road, Westbourne, on Friday evenings from 7.30 to 9.30 pm.   

The objectives/aims of the Westbourne Orchestral Society are to:

  1. promote and help popularise classical music by the presentation of concerts, normally six per year, and thereby providing education in the art and science of music,
  2. provide a means by which musicians of various grades of competence can share the joy of making music together, 
  3. form its playing members into a symphony orchestra to encourage musical talent and appreciation and 
  4. raise funds for various charities.