Dust off your instruments for a new kind of orchestra

St. John’s Collective
The Oast House Courtyard
Thursday 14th September at 6pm


St. John’s Collective is a new musical initiative, designed to engage the local community and inspire people to be creative with classical music.

Perhaps you haven’t picked up your clarinet since you played at college, maybe you play in a chamber orchestra from time to time or perhaps you’re a dedicated musician looking for a new challenge. All are welcome to come along with their instrument, to experience the joy of ensemble playing and to be mentored by some of the finest musical talent in the city.

Recruitment for the new orchestra will begin in neighbouring Spinningfields with a very special open air performance given free of charge by Camerata on Thursday 14th September at 6pm in the Oast House Courtyard, Spinningfields.

Musicians are invited to sign up online, and there will be an opportunity for everyone to meet in person at Camerata’s Festive Happening at the on 10th December. Beginning in January 2018, there will be a series of workshop sessions in unusual, hidden spaces across the city, where the group, mentored by Camerata musicians, will learn and rehearse a new work by Jonathan Raine, composed specifically for the Collective. In spring 2018, the musicians will come together for a massed rehearsal and public performance, showcasing their progress and premiering the piece.

Stuart Goulden

Lead Consultant