We meet on a monthly basis at Culmstock Village Hall EX15 3HF 10.am – 4.30pm.

All our rehearsals are tutored; for rehearsal dates click here.

SWBO is composed of both amateur and professional players and is run on a subscription basis (£20 per rehearsal), with bursaries for students and unemployed; there is no charge for professional players who want to learn about the baroque style. Professional baroque specialists will be paid as soloists with the orchestra.

In addition to enjoying playing together as an orchestra, the aim of SWBO is to work on technical and musical points of  baroque style.  The day is broken down into 4 sessions, half of which are dedicated to working on repertoire in fine detail for the next concert, but we also include a concerto slot, which gives members or non members an opportunity to try out a concerto.  Sight reading new repertoire is another apart of the day’s rehearsal.

In our first two rehearsals, Jacqui Robertson-Wade played the Telemann Concertino in D for viola da gamba, and in the third rehearsal Poppy Holton will play Telemann’s concerto for viola in G.

Please get in touch with us if you would like to play a concerto with the orchestra.