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Primrose Hill Community Orchestra

This will be a new orchestra for all instruments on Thursday afternoons from 2 - 4pm.

Spring Term 2021 Repertoire

  • Mozart Symphony No.13 in F Major
  • Boyce Symphony No.4 in F Major
  • Haydn Symphony No.21 in A Major

Instrumentation required

  • Strings
  • Oboes and horns (2 parts for each)

Sue Hadley says:

I am very happy to announce the exciting news that Robert Puzey has accepted to become our conductor in the new PRIMROSE HILL COMMUNITY ORCHESTRA. (See Rob's biography below).

We will meet at Primrose Hill Community Centre on the first floor on THURSDAY AFTERNOONS 2 pm to 4 pm starting in January 2021.

I want to give you all something to look forward to BUT I can't promise because this all depends on the Covid-19.... I will prepare and hope.

Rob Puzey says:

It has been necessary to choose music involving few wind instruments when we first start up.

Large groups of wind instruments (and also singers) have been found to be more problematic in relation to Covid 19 due to the breathing processes involved and we have therefore felt it necessary to limit numbers of these to begin with.

Once things improve and we have advice that it is o.k. to involve more wind players we will most certainly get all the instruments back and I very much look forward to then making music with a full compliment of woodwind and brass.

Joining Us

Please fill in our Join Us form page if you would be interested in joining us in this new orchestra meeting on Thursday Afternoons.

Robert Puzey

Robert Puzey has enjoyed a varied career teaching and freelancing on violin and viola in London and the South East. He plays with (and jointly runs) The Oberon String Quartet which provides music for weddings and other functions. His teaching includes schools in north London and work with adult string players at City Lit. He also plays chamber music with the Max Bruch Trio.

Other playing in recent years has included concerto appearances on both violin and viola, as well as work with the Orchestra of St John's, London Gala and Brighton Philharmonic Orchestras.

His further activity with amateur musicians has included leading The Chamber Orchestra, a string orchestra based in central London. He is now incorporating more conducting for string courses at City Lit and also for an amateur string orchestra in north west London, along with Saturday workshops in north London. At City Lit he teaches Violin and viola classes from beginners to advanced, Chamber music, regular intensive String Schools, and is Principal violin for Orchestra workshops. [Ref: City Lit website]