Bury St Edmunds' Friendly Orchestra

We are a community orchestra
in the Bury St Edmunds area of Suffolk in England
We rehearse during term time on Tuesdays


Rehearsal venue

Sybil Andrews Academy 
Rougham Tower Avenue
Bury Saint Edmunds 
IP32 7QB
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Next Concert

Sunday 4 March 2018 at The Apex

Click here to book or buy your tickets from Hilary (bassoon)

Marquez - Conga del Fuego
Chabrier - Habanera
Elgar - Cello Concerto
Rossini - L’Italiana in Algeri Overture
Sims - Sounds of Suffolk
Marquez - Danzon No. 2

The programme features Elgar's contemplative and elegiac Cello Concerto, a cornerstone of the Cello repertoire performed by local rising star, Catherine Howells.

Juxtaposed to the Elgar is music by living composers, Arturo Marquez and David Sims.

The music of Marquez evokes Latin America with fiery passion and syncopated rhythms, with the whole orchestra becoming increasingly boisterous leading to an emphatic close in both the Conga Del Fuego and Danzon No.2.

The BFO is excited to present a newly commissioned work by David Sims - 'The Sounds of Suffolk' which features five movements of music to depict areas of Suffolk in musical form. Hear Newmarket's equestrian pedigree brought to life, the use of an old plainchant hymn of St Edmund for Bury St Edmunds, and a sweeping vista of sound to feature the beauty of the Suffolk Coast.

Come along to our unique concert and be whisked away to Mexico and back to Bury St Edmunds!


Joining the Orchestra

We would like new players to join us, especially players of the viola, french horn, trumpet or trombone.
There is a waiting list for some other instruments.
Our minimum playing standard is around Grade 4.

If you are interested in joining the orchestra, or would like to play with us as a soloist,
please email us at buryfriendlyorchestra@gmail.com

We meet every Tuesday at 7:30 at Sybil Andrews Academy, Rougham Tower Avenue, Bury Saint Edmunds IP32 7QB 


Bury St Edmunds Friendly Orchestra is a Registered Charity - no 1157702


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(last updated 5 January 2018)
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