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POSSIBLE POST PANDEMIC
WELCOME BACK . . .
on Monday 17th May 2021

Details on the Rehearsals page

 

WELCOME TO
THE RUSTY PLAYERS OF OUNDLE


Vince Davy, the RPO conductor for our first 10 years, pictured here in March 2012, with Alexander McCall Smith (left) after the RPO's first major public performance at the Oundle Literature Festival, in St Peter's Church, Oundle.

In the ensuing 10 years numbers have risen to over 50, and included tours to Norfolk and France!


ARE YOU A RUSTY PLAYER?

Do you, or did you, play a musical instrument? Has it been too long in its case? Fancy playing with the RPO? (Not quite up to the Royal Philharmonic, but OK?). No auditions, no blame for wrong notes, and hardly any cost!

Most instruments are well-represented, but newcomers are always welcome.

There are now two sub-groups:

♪ The Rusty Strings
 perform at occasional garden parties, even a local wedding, and, in 2019, a joint concert with the Rusty Strings of Callander in Scotland.

♪ The Ruff Recorders, a spirited early music recorder consort.


Where do the Rusties come from?

Contact the Secretary: 
secretary@rustyplayersoundle.org.uk

Take a look at our Facebook Group page 

Download an  A4 flier about the Rusty Players

Players, age range 20 to 80, fall into three categories:

♪ Those who started playing in their teens, before the everyday pressures of life . . forced their music into the background, and who now want to resume and enjoy . . orchestral playing.

♪ Those who are very competent amateur players on one instrument, but who have . . a second or third instrument that they want to exercise

♪ A small number who have taken to music later on in life, for whom this is their first orchestral experience

All these categories make a full contribution to the RPO and (seem to) enjoy it! Subscriptions: currently just £10 per term.

Rehearsals (in normal times) are every other Monday evenings. There are normally 3 concerts per year, including a popular appearance at the Oundle International Festival in July.


◊ Article "Play On" in Nene Living (June 2016) written by Sarah Chase (Saxophone).
Click on the image to download the pdf and read the full article.

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