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Welcome to the website for Wrexham Symphony Orchestra. COMING VERY SOON is a family concert on the afternoon of Sunday 5th November. Entitled Classics at the Movies, it showcases music from the repertoire that has found a second life at the cinema, such as “2001 A Space Odyssey” which as you may know is actually the opening to “Also Sprach Zarathustra” by Richard Strauss. We are joined by two concerto soloists, Guitarist Achille Jones and his son, pianist Luke Jones. Music written directly for films make up the second half. You can download a poster for the concert here.  

Later this season are many more gems, including the pair of concerts “An Afternoon at the Ballet” and “A Night at the Opera” in January and February 2018. The opera concert is a celebration of both Glyndŵr University’s tenth anniversary and our own twentieth anniversary as symphony orchestra in residence.

As you will read below, this is followed by one of our most ambitious undertakings to date, the momentous ninth symphony of Gustav Mahler. You can find details on our Concerts page here, along with what will eventually become a comprehensive list of previous concerts. You can also download the season leaflet here.

If you would like to donate towards the work the orchestra does or support it in any way please use the PayPal button below. A big thanks to those of you who have already done so.

Due to circumstances beyond our control, and in seeking to be able to put on the best possible performance in a once in a lifetime opportunity, it has been decided to postpone our Bridgewater Hall performance of Mahler’s Eighth Symphony until May 2020. In its place, we will be performing his Earth-shattering Ninth symphony instead, at the William Aston Hall, on May 19th 2018. Our Mahler concert series has been generously sponsored by Cobalz, with all profit from these concerts going to dementia charities. The amount raised so far is well into five figures, and most recently a cheque for £3,000 was donated to the Wrexham and Flintshire Memory Services at Wrexham Maelor Hospital. This resulted in the Orchestra being shortlisted for an Arts & Business Cymru Award in 2016. You can see an album of photographs of our concert day at the Bridgewater Hall here, when we played Mahler 2 in 2015.

For Orchestra members, there’s a rehearsal schedule on the Members page.

You can now download the new edition of our newsletter “Orchestrate” here.

There is plenty of additional information about the Orchestra on our other web pages (see menu above) and on our Facebook group, Twitter feed - @wrexhamorch and Facebook page. If you want to contact the Orchestra, please do so through wrexhamso@gmail.com.

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