Playing Members

How to Join

We currently have vacancies for string players. If you are interested in joining us, please email us at with details of your playing standard and experience.

Our orchestra is the oldest in the North West (founded in 1854).

We give six concerts each year, three of which are in the Gorton Monastery. Our professional Orchestra leader is John Resek, who is an ex-BBC Philharmonic player.

We rehearse on Sunday mornings at St Kentigern’s Irish Social Club,
36 Wilbraham Road, Fallowfield M17 7DW, from 10:15 to 12:30.


Our usual rehearsal venue is St Kentigern’s Irish Social Club, 36 Wilbraham Road, M14 7DW.  Rehearsals are held from 10.15am to 12.30 pm. There is roadside car parking and some spaces in the car park adjoining the club, but please be aware that the car park is primarily for those attending Sunday service at St Kentigern’s Church. Occasionally, rehearsals will be held at the RNCM to allow rehearsal with piano soloist.

2017 rehearsal schedule: Rehearsals 2017(Tab)2a4

2018 rehearsal schedule: Rehearsals 2018(Tab) a4

Rehearsal Attendance

The pages below have link to add your planned rehearsal attendance: