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15th Sept 2013 As Richard mentioned Friday, we are doing a survey of member's preferences. Please complete the Survey and bring it to a reahearsal before the AGM if you have not had the chance to do it so far. There is a 'Word' version available too if you want to do it all electronically and email it to Richard.. The list of music that the survery refers to is also available.


14th Mar 2012
8th Jan 2012 Our, now customary, New Year Meal was most enjoyable. A very pleasant evening at 'The Garden House', Hagley Road.
Dec 10th 2011

Great to get online feedback for our joint concert with Notorious.

Sept 10th 2011 The Harborne Orchestra Wind Quintet performed at Artsfest (http://www.artsfest.org.uk/) again after a year off. This year the venue was the HMS Daring Room in the Council house, which proved to be ideal for our chamber repertoire. We played arrangements of Handel's Water Music, and Debussy's Golliwog, the outrageous Beethoven's Fifth Bossa Nova, and signed out with The Entertainer. Fortunately the audience seemed to like what they heard!
Sept 9th 2011 We have started back for the new term, preparing for our Christmas Concert on 10th December. This is an exciting new venture for us, in which we are teaming up with Clare Edwards' choir Notorious (http://www.notoriouschoir.org/) to perform Mozart's Requiem at Ladywood ARC ( http://livebrum.co.uk/2011/12/10/mozart-requiem ). We worked with Clare on The City Sings last year, and expect this will be just as enjoyable. But it is a big score with lots to learn to play.
Friday 15th July 2010 We held our Summer Concert in the church of St Mary, Bearwood High Street. The programme included Vaughan Williams'  Fantasia on 'Greensleeves', Ravel's famous Pavane and Mendelssohn's Fingal's Cave Overture, plus a feature from our very own Harborne Wind Quintet including Mozart's Divertimento No 8. We received our usual very warm welcome from the congregation, and the evening was enjoyed by all present.
April 8th 2011 We played our Easter Concert at St Mary's Church, Harborne. The orchestra's programme contained Copland's little known John Henry 'railroad ballad', complete with train whistle effects, and a suite taken from the Titanic movie. We were joined by Birmingham Bassoon Choir, who brought their distinctive sound to arrangements of Mama Mia and Moon River!
pre - 2011 All items earlier than 2011 are now archived