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Orchestra opens a Gateway for music


ARE YOU one of those people who started playing a musical instrument when you were young and then gave it up? Or maybe you never had the chance to play music but always wanted to?

All is not lost because the Gateway Orchestra is currently looking for new members for the 2008/2009 season, especially people interested in string, violin and cello.

Gateway provides opportunities for high-quality music-making in an enjoyable atmosphere under professional leadership to three types of people -those who have played an instrument in the past, to any level and wish to return to playing; people who recently started playing and wish to play with others of similar experience, and complete beginners who wish to play a musical instrument.

The Gateway Orchestra caters for players of any level of experience and acts as a training ground for eventual participation in Wexford Sinfonia.

The orchestra rehearses fortnightly in the Band Room, Bride Street, Wexford and performs an annual concert in Wexford town.

It is led by the Wexford Sinfonia conductor, John O’Brien.

As some of the people who started with Gateway over two years ago are now playing with Sinfonia, new members are needed.

The Gateway Orchestra is supported and funded by Wexford County Council in partnership with Wexford Sinfonia.