Playing Members

How to Join

We currently have vacancies for string players, but there are not any permanent vacancies for woodwind currently (although we ocassionally need deps for rehearsals.)  There is no audition required – 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 five concerts each year at Gorton Monastery, the RNCM and Holy Innocents Fallowfield. Our professional Orchestra leader is John Resek, who is an ex-BBC Philharmonic player.

Information about rehearsals can be found here.