JAM is looking for musicians from our community to be part of a new, free-to-participate Festival Orchestra, made up of amateur players and members of the London Mozart Players (LMP), which celebrates its 75th birthday this year.

JAM Festival Orchestra

at JAM on the Marsh · 4-14 July 2024

JAM is looking for musicians  to be part of a new, free-to-participate Festival Orchestra, made up of community players and members of the London Mozart Players (LMP), which celebrates its 75th birthday this year.

Last year local children and amateur musicians performed alongside LMP, Canterbury Cathedral Choir, and 2 opera singers to premiere Richard Peat’s The Sky Engine. The concert was a rousing success, an unforgettable experience for the participants, audience, and professional musicians alike. Following great feedback, JAM is thrilled to launch the Festival Orchestra inspired by the professional-amateur Sky Engine orchestra from 2023.

From May, LMP will lead workshops for community players of all ages, developing the skills required to play Vaughan Williams’ ever popular The Lark Ascending and Gershwin’s jazzy Rhapsody in Blue with LMP at JAM on the Marsh in July.

WHO?

Local musicians of Grade 7 and above, or with orchestral experience, are invited to register to join the JAM Festival Orchestra via the form below. There will be no audition, but spaces are limited in all sections, especially brass and woodwind. Registration is open until 29 March, with places confirmed shortly thereafter.

Flute II (+picc)
Oboe II
Clarinet in Bb/A II
Bass Clarinet
Alto Sax in Eb
Tenor Sax in Bb
Bassoon II
Horn II
Horn III
Horn IV
Trumpet II
Trumpet III
Trombone II
Trombone III
Percussion II
Harp
Violin I
Violin II
Viola
Cello
Double Bass

WHEN?

Optional workshops (dates TBC):
1 Sunday in May
2 Sundays in June

Compulsory rehearsals:
7 and 11 July
12 July: rehearsal & concert: 

WHERE?

The workshops, rehearsals and concert will take place in St Nicholas Church, New Romney.

“It was so valuable to learn from professionals, adding richness to my performance. I loved playing alongside professional players and seeing how they work and being part of something innovative.”

Register Your Interest
Deadline: Friday, 29 March 2024, 5pm

If you have any questions, please email: john@jamconcert.org