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kingston U3A Orchestra, summer concert
Inaugural Concert, November 2010

U3A sounds a bit of an odd name for an orchestra at first, but that is until you know what it is all about. U3A stands for University of the Third Age, and is an organisation in Kingston that provides a range of clubs, activities, and shared learning projects for seniors.

One of these groups is the U3A Orchestra, which started in 2010, and currently has about thirty members. They practice every Wednesday morning at the United Reformed Church on Eden Street, and have recently been rehearsing for their Summer Concert. The concert is taking place at St. Andrews Church in Surbiton on 19th May at 3pm, and you can buy tickets for 10 by sending a cheque and s.a.e. to Kingston U3A Orchestra,10 Ravenswood Court, Kingston, KT2 7JL.

The orchestra will be performing Beethoven's Symphony No. 8, or as Beethoven liked to call it 'my little symphony in F'. The composition is lighthearted, cheerful, and loud; just right for lifting your spirits on a (hopefully) sunny afternoon.

This will be followed by Haydn's Harmoniemesse in B flat major, along with solo performances from graduates of the Guildhall School of Music and Drama.

If you like to play music as well as listen to it, then you might also be interested to hear that the U3A Orchestra is currently looking for new string players. So if you play the violin or or another string instrument, why not go along to a rehearsal and audition? You can also call 020 8974 5453 for more information.
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Why? Fun for music lovers
When: 19th May, 3pm
Phone: 0208 942 596
Where: St. Andrew's Church
Cost: 10
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