Donegal Chamber Orchestra to hold auditions

Donegal Chamber Orchestra outside An Grianan Theatre.

THE Donegal Chamber Orchestra is seeking new members for the 2012-13 season with audtions taking place on Saturday, March 10.

Auditions are open to classical string players who are prepared to commit to the Donegal Chamber Orchestra’s rehearsal and concert schedule. positions are open: 3 Violins (Grade 5 RIAM or equivalent or above); 2 Violas (Grade 5 RIAM or equivalent or above); 1 double bass (Grade 3 RIAM or equivalent or above) ; 1 Cello (Grade 5 RIAM or equivalent or above) and you must be 13 years old or over.


Current members of the orchestra need not audition for 2012 season. Members include those who performed with Concerto Malaga and Maestro Massimo Paris in November 2008.

The orchestra features classical string players from across county Donegal and is dedicated to helping students and amateur musicians achieve the highest level of excellence in performance.

It gives regular performances throughout the county during the year and features guest conductors, guest sectional coaches, master classes, workshops and chamber music camps offered by local, national and internationally recognized professional musicians.

Since its establishment the orchestra worked with guest artists such as Darragh Morgan, Irish-Romanian cellist Mihai Dancila, the Spanish string orchestra Concerto Malaga and the Italian Maestro Massimo Paris.

Auditions take place on Saturday, March 10 from 1pm to 3:30pm at the Regional Cultural Centre, Port Road, Letterkenny. Deadline of application: Wednesday, March 7 by 12noon.

Candidates are advised of their audition time by phone or by email. For further information please contact Co. Donegal VEC Music Education Partnership on Tel. 074 9176293 or e-mail


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