Notice Board

This notice board will post details on future events that Portobello Members may be interested in. Normally these would be playing opportunities, or courses or workshops for performing musicians. If you would like advertise an event here please send us the details on our message form . The events are not restricted to the Portobello Orchestra, any bona-fide music organisation can post notices here.


On Saturday 12th August, Clause 4 (the band Mike from the viola section plays in) are going to be playing for a couple of hours on the bandstand at Myatt's Fields Park in Camberwell. They have a weekly market, with live music to add to the festivities. We'll be on from 1pm until 3pm. It's a lovely little park and we'll do our usual mix of rock and roll, Americana, blues and country. Please come along!

For information on the park, including the address and transport stuff, click here.


Friday 31st August (7.30 to 10pm) & Saturday 1st September (10.30am to 6pm, including final play-through) at Marlborough Science Academy, Watling Street, St Albans AL1 2QA


External string players are warmly invited to take part in this workshop with St Albans Symphony Orchestra to prepare and perform Walton's dazzling - and technically demanding - First Symphony. We also have places available for a 2nd oboe, 2nd clarinet and one horn player.

The workshop starts with a Friday evening play-through. Sectional tutorials led by professional instrumentalists will take place on the Saturday morning. The afternoon rehearsal will be followed by an informal play-through for friends and family.

The workshop will be conducted by Tom Hammond, SASO's Principal conductor. It is subsidised by a generous legacy from the late Babs Yule, a long-time friend of the orchestra. We will be making a charge of £20 for visiting adult players towards the cost of engaging professional tutors, plus music and venue hire. However, the workshop is free of charge for young musicians, including students.

To apply to take part, please email details of your name, address, instrument and playing background to or write to David Utting, St Albans Symphony Orchestra, 250 Sandridge Road, St Albans, AL1 4AL.
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