The Minehead Community Orchestra (MCO) was founded by David Pitts on 25th January 2012, when it was known as the Alcomber’s Orchestra.
Over the past ten years we have lost members and indeed conductors but have gained replacements regularly. The orchestra is now ably conducted by Emily Feldberg our local composer renowned by her production of ‘Fragments’ in 2019. We meet fortnightly in the Exmoor Room at the Old Hospital in the centre of Minehead.
Our repertoire to prepare for a Christmas concert is:
- Beethoven’s 4th Symphony
- Grand March from Aida
- A Christmas Festival arr. Anderson
- Boyce’s Gavotte
- Christmas Carols
- Dam Busters March
- Berlin’s White Christmas
Every year we aim to have two concerts, one at Christmas and the other in Blenheim Gardens in the summer.
We are always looking for new members, percussion and strings particularly. Please get in touch here.
Rehearsal Dates – Mondays, 7pm for 7.15-7.30 start
2022 Autumn term
September 12 & 26
October 10 & 24
November 7 & 21
December 5 & 12
CHRISTMAS CONCERT 19th December 7.30pm at the Methodist Church Hall
Jan 9 & 23 May 8 & 22
Feb 6 & 20 June 5 & 19
Mar 6 & 20 July 3 & 17
April 3 & 24 Blenheim Gardens Concert one Saturday tba
Conductor: Emily Feldberg. Leader: Lynda Edwards. Administrator: Anne Gibson.
Honorary Treasurer: Bronwen Hodges.
Committee Members: Liz Jay (Honorary Member), Tim Hedgecock and Suzanne Richardson
We have procedures ensuring the safety of our members which are reviewed constantly.
The subscription is £20 per term.
Interested in joining us?
Please contact us, we will be very pleased to hear from you.