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Join in with Orchestra

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Fortismere Community Symphony orchestra brings players of all ages together to create high-calibre music in a friendly and collaborative environment. The orchestra includes students, parents and teachers from Fortismere School, as well as members of the wider community of musicians in North London. We focus on large-scale works, as well as playing with well-renowned soloists from around the world. We suggest a minimum level of Grade 7 or some ensemble experience. If you are interested in getting involved, contact fmcinfo@fortismere.org.uk

We rehearse 7-9pm on Tuesdays in Fortismere School. For term dates, see below.

North London Fortismere Community Symphony Orchestra Thomas Gregory

OUR NEXT CONCERT will be on Saturday, 9th March 2024, 7:00pm at St. Andrew’s Church, N10 2DD.

Beethoven: Overture to Fidelio
Schubert: Symphony No.8
Brahms: Piano Concerto No.2

Soloist: Tadashi Imai

After the concert on 9 March, rehearsals will start again the following week for the next programme:

Tue 12 Mar • 7-9pm

Tue 19 Mar • 7-9pm

Tue 26 Mar • 7-9pm

EASTER BREAK

SPRING TERM 2024

Rehearsal Schedule / Term Dates:

Tue 9 Jan • 7-pm 

Tue 16 Jan • 7-9pm

Tue 23 Jan • 7-9pm

Tue 30 Jan • 7-9pm

Tue 6 Feb • 7-9pm

Tue 13 Feb • Half Term - No Rehearsals

Tue 20 Feb • 7-9pm

Tue 27 Feb • 7-9pm

Tue 5 Mar • 7-9pm

Fri 8 Mar • 7-9pm

Sat 9 Mar • 2.00pm Rehearsal • 7.00pm Concert

Past Concerts

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Thomas Gregory

Community Symphony Orchestra Musical Director

Thomas Gregory is a cellist, conductor and composer who has been teaching and working in Haringey for over two decades. He is a prolific composer of educational material, with hundreds of compositions and arrangements accommodating a broad range of levels and instrumental combinations. He is best known for Vamoosh, an extensive series of tutor books for young instrumentalists, that has reached as far as China and Australia. He was formerly Head of Strings for Haringey Music Service where he still directs ensembles, and is currently cello tutor and ensemble coach at the Centre for Young Musicians at Morley College. Thomas performs regularly as soloist, ensemble and orchestral cellist. Though born in Denmark, Thomas grew up near Archway in North London. He studied the cello at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and the University of Michigan.

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