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Current Season:

Date: Tuesdays – start date TBC Time: TBC

Rehearsal Venue: Liverpool Reform Synagogue, 28 Church Road North, Wavertree, L15 6TF

Update – Wednesday 21 July 2021

Dear all,

Hope you are all staying safe and well. As circulated in the recent email, we have tentatively planned a social meet up outdoors for this coming Sunday to give us all chance to catch up before rehearsals start again in September (we will be keeping a watching brief on government guidance and will update again before then with dates and times for rehearsals).

Date: Sunday 25 July 2pm (weather permitting)

Venue: Greenbank Park (meeting point near to the café/children’s playground. Greenbank Road, Liverpool L18 1HQ.

There is a Tesco Metro nearby where you can purchase drinks/snacks or the cafe at the park, or there is the option to bring your own. We would also suggest you bring a chair/blanket to sit on – there are picnic tables at the park but not sure how many will be available on the day. Parking should be ok in the surrounding roads close to the Park.

We look forward to seeing you on Sunday if you are able to make it, please do let us know if you are unsure of directions and we will do our best to help.

We will email round if the weather turns unfavourable and replan for another date so do keep an eye out and make sure you are on our distribution list and that we have a contact number for you. This will also help us in the event track and trace is needed.

Rob, Laura and the SLO committee

 Thursday 10th September 2020

Dear all,

We are still working our way through the latest government guidance and unfortunately are not able to restart on 15 September 2020 as we were hoping. We will let you know when we can restart as soon as possible.

thank you for your continued patience!

Rob, Laura and the SLO committee

An update – Wednesday 26 August 2020

Dear all,

The South Liverpool Orchestra is still going strong! We are currently reviewing the latest government guidance and speaking with the Synagogue to see what is feasible so that we can safely resume rehearsals. As soon as we have more information we will update the website and our Facebook Page, so watch this space….
Thank you for being patient – keep your Tuesday nights free for potential rehearsals in the autumn term. In the meantime, keep safe, please stay in touch and most importantly, keep practicing!
Rob, Laura and the SLO committee
Dear all
It is with a heavy heart that we announce the cancellation of the South Liverpool Orchestra concert on Tuesday 12th May, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This includes the inevitable cancellation of all rehearsals until then. The orchestra currently plans to resume rehearsals on Tuesday 15th September, for our new season, at Liverpool Reform Synagogue.

Please continue to refer to Rob’s previous email (message also posted on the SLO Facebook) with guidance on continuing to keep to a regular instrumental practise routine at this time, perhaps using online resources/lessons too and watching online orchestral concerts. Obviously there is no need to return the SLO music yet whilst the Library is shut but do keep it safe as Paul will want it back eventually…! Our Christmas concert is likely to include much music originally scheduled for this May concert, with the addition of the usual audience carols and Christmas pieces. Therefore practice of the music you have remains relevant.

At this time it’s important we all keep in touch and support our membership. We’re very keen to ensure that all players return to SLO in September. After the current pandemic there will also be the opportunity to relaunch and welcome new players seeking a fresh start.

Take care & stay safe.

Every kind wish,
Rob & Laura

Next Concert:     

About us: We are a group of amateur and student musicians who meet every Tuesday at 7.30pm (throughout term-time) to play music together. The fact we are a rehearsal orchestra means the music we play changes every few weeks. Our conductor is Dr Rob Howard. Thinking of Joining us? We are always happy to see new musicians, so please look at the section on the Orchestra for more details, and if you like what you see, drop us a line via email.

Term Dates 2019-20 (Tuesdays 19:30 – 21:30)

Autumn term: 17th Sept 2019 to Christmas Concert on 3rd December 2019.            Note – no rehearsals on 1st and 8th October due to Jewish festivals

Spring term: 14th January 2020 to 30th Mar 2020.  Rehearsals temporarily suspended due to recent government guidance. Note – rehearsal for 10th March at St James Methodist and United Reform Church due to Jewish festival.

Summer term: Rehearsals cancelled due to current pandemic.