This is the longest established of the regional groups and players will attempt just about anything from the orchestral repertoire. The group enjoys playing complex works but still welcomes less experienced players to sit alongside old hands for a bit of friendly guidance. We’d really love more players to join us. Please come!

Leader Greg Pullen
Time Thursday
7.15pm – 9 pm(8 – 8.15 pm Break)
Venue Dipton Community Jubilee Centre
Co. Durham

Summer Term Dates 2021

First rehearsal Thursday 10 June
Last rehearsal Thursday 12 August
Summer Break September Return tbc 

Thursday 19 August – Extra session – A new piece by Andy Jackson! 
There will be an extra session after our run finishes in August to have a bash at a new piece by Andy, with Andy conducting.

Autumn Term Dates 2021

First rehearsal Thursday 23 September
Half Term Break Thursday 23 October
Last rehearsal Thursday 2 December

Group Trustee

Michael Cave

Important safety information

  • Everyone will have to agree to the Risk Assessment
  • You will have to inform us week by week if you are coming to ensure we don’t breach maximum numbers
  • Seats will be placed at a measured distance and labelled with players’ names –  Players remain in seats until the break
  • Please wear a face mask when not sitting
  • Break time – bring your own refreshments and we will hopefully stand outside
  • No socialising inside the building
  • For further details about procedures, please read the Participants’ checklist
  • To find out more about our safety guidelines, please read the trustees’ document Return to live music
  • For the foreseeable future, fees need to be paid in advance by bank transfer – £5 for members, £6.50 for non-members:
    A/C: 65560297, Sort Code: 08-92-99, Reference: “DIPTON/DATE/your surname