Being a part of WOS...
The Westbourne Orchestral Society has been around since 1930, where we have been meeting together to make music and perform to audiences since. We play music across all genres, from the well-known classics, familiar contemporary pieces and some more obscure yet fabulous music from around the world.
Our small and friendly society of around 50 playing members are of all ages, abilities and instruments – some have been with us for over 40 years! One thing that is true for all our members is that the music and friendships of the WOS is an important part of all our lives.
Our conductor is Lee Marchant, who expertly (and humorously!) guides us through rehearsals, and our leader is the highly talented and kind Stefan Defilet – they both perform and teach professionally and WOS is very fortunate to have such strong talents to guide our music making.
As well as enjoying making music together and delighting our audiences at our concerts, some of us also like to tantalise our tastebuds by going for a nice cold one at nearby Circo Lounge in Westbourne after rehearsal! :)
For any more information, please feel free to Contact Us.
We would love to hear from...
We would love to hear from anyone who plays an orchestral instrument to a high standard (Grade 8+ standard for woodwind and brass, Grade 6+ standard for strings), preferably with some previous experience of orchestral playing.
We are a friendly and inclusive orchestra and you are welcome to come along for a few rehearsals to see if you are comfortable with the standard and enjoy playing with us.
If you are interested, please get in contact and we will provide you with further details.
The cost of WOS Membership Subscription is as follows:
£120 /year or £40 /term
£60 /year or £20 /term
The membership cycle is in line with the academic/school year, starting in September. This is when annual subs payments are invoiced. To make membership for accessible for those suffering hardship, arrangements can be made – simply speak with one of our friendly committee members.
Register your interest here and we will reach out to you with more information.