Where next?

Other local amateur orchestras

Once you have been a member of the SGO for 6 to 12 months, you may feel that your skills have improved to the point that you’d like to move on and join an orchestra in the area that gives regular concerts.  Several past and current members of the SGO now play in other local orchestras.  Popular orchestras are listed below. NOTE: unlike the SGO some of these have waiting lists to join, require auditions, or have minimum ABRSM Grade 8 before you can join:

Newcastle Concert Band
Northern Counties School for the Deaf, Tankerville Terrace, Jesmond, Newcastle

New Tyneside Orchestra (NTO)
Chillingham Road Arts and Sports Centre, Heaton, Newcastle

The Cobweb Orchestra
57 Netherby Drive, Fenham, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE5 2RT

Northumberland Orchestral Society
The CastleGate, Melbourne Street, Newcastle, NE1 2JQ

Geoff Walton Orchestra
Heaton Community Centre, Trewhitt Road, Heaton, Newcastle, NE6 5DY