Shrewsbury Symphony Orchestra

Shrewsbury Orchestral Society


We are always pleased to welcome keen, competent players of a suitable standard to the Orchestra as and when vacancies arise. There is no formal audition, but the conductor, leader and committee reserve the right to ask new players, where appropriate, to undergo a trial period before inviting them to take part in concerts.


Currently players of string instruments, particularly viola and double bass, would be especially welcome to the Orchestra. Vacancies for woodwind and brass occur rather less frequently, but we do need extra instruments for some works, or players to deputise for our regular members on occasions, so it is well worth getting in touch.


The Orchestra rehearses on Tuesday evenings from 7.15 to 9.45pm during term-time, and the annual subscription for playing members is £90 (FREE for students in full time education). Concerts are normally given on Wednesday evenings.


Current Vacancies:

(updated 25/03/2018)
  • Timpani
  • 2nd clarinet
  • Orchestra leader (violin) - all applications welcome. Deadline: Sunday 15th April 2018.


If you think you would like to join the Orchestra, please register your interest in the first instance by contacting the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..