Formed in 1993, Sudbury Symphony Orchestra aims to enable amateur instrumentalists
to play challenging music whilst having fun. The orchestra plays a range of classical
and light music in three or four concerts each year. The orchestra has a professional
conductor, Matthew Andrews, and is led by Stephen Calder As well as regular concerts,
the orchestra meets for day or weekend events a couple of times a year to work on
repertoire other than the concert programmes.
Anyone is welcome to join; there are no auditions but usually a trial period to make
sure everyone is happy, and a minimum of grade 5 is probably needed to keep up. We
are always interested in hearing from new players, so please get in touch if you
would like to join us: firstname.lastname@example.org. We particularly welcome
new violin playing members; we have regular additional workshop rehearsals for our
violin members to help with technique and repertoire. These workshops are free,
conducted by our leader, Steve Calder, and add hugely to the enjoyment of playing
If you decide to join us as a regular member, the subscription fee is £36 per term
or you can pay for a full year up front (£108), or by monthly standing order (£9).
Membership is free to under 16s and those in full-time education.
The Orchestra holds regular Play Day and Weekend Events where we work on a piece
of music from the orchestral repertoire to challenge ourselves. We also welcome guests
at these events, either those considering joining an orchestra or anyone who wants
to have a go at the work we’ve chosen. See more information about forthcoming playing