Join The People's Orchestra

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Do you play an instrument to an advanced* level?

Join The People’s Orchestra – "One of the best and most inspirational community orchestras in the UK!" (cited BBC)


Join in with The People’s Orchestra 

The People's Orchestra is a welcoming and inclusive community orchestra of advanced musicians. The majority of our repertoire is film, game and popular classical music, and we do not restrict the number of instruments in each of our sections. You can join us here! 

Over the last 12 months, The People’s Orchestra have performed in the Commonwealth Games Handover to a global TV audience, enjoyed an exchange trip to Montreal, Canada, and performed at the international Tolkien Society’s 50th Anniversary celebrations in Birmingham. 

With even larger events and performances planned in the run up to the Commonwealth Games in 2022, which are being held in Birmingham, now is the time to join us and take advantage of these great opportunities. 

It is quick and easy to register your interest and join in with The People’s Orchestra click here 

Here are a few words from some of our partners…. 

  • "One of the best and most inspirational community orchestras in the UK!", cited BBC. 
  • If you consider yourself more beginner to intermediate standard, please check out our other orchestras that are starting in January 2020: The People's Youth Orchestra and The Rusty Players Orchestra”, Beatrice, TPO Member. 
  • If you're not sure which orchestra will suit you best, please get in touch and we will be able to advise!”, Craig, TPO Member. 

Membership includes:

A minimum of 120 hours of professionally led rehearsals per year

Up to 8 live concerts and events annually (Pandemic restrictions allowing)

Opportunities to Play Live to Film and work with Amateurs to Score Live for Film

Access to a program of Professional Mentoring Workshops and Master Classes, free of charge

Access to a program of Technical skills training from Professional Musicians, individually and in groups

Opportunity to perform New Commissions, UK and International Premieres and New Scores written by upcoming Film and Game Music Composers

Options to join our International Exchange Program with trips planned to New Zealand and Canada

Personal Wellbeing, Mental Health and Work Life support

Free access to all other musical groups and choirs run by the charity

Opportunity to perform in our Commonwealth Community Orchestra as part of our Commonwealth Games festivities

Not ready to jump in yet or have a question?

Feel free to come to a rehearsal and see what it's all about. Please get in touch, we'd love to hear from you