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Posted by Jerome Sadler on 9th January 2017

CRSO Sponsors Bowden and Lowe Opticians

The CRSO’s orchestral manager, Lis Sadler, had an appointment with Bowden and Lowe Opticians in Gillingham recently. Bowden and Lowe are CRSO sponsors, and Lis took the opportunity to talk to Tim and Lis Bowden about the shop and their relationship with the CRSO. Here is Lis’s report of her visit: A Visit to Bowden and

Posted by Jerome Sadler on 27th December 2016

New CRSO Rehearsal Venue

The CRSO’s rehearsal on 19th December was our first try of our new rehearsal venue at the Pilkington Building, University of Kent at Chatham Dockyard. We are very grateful to the University for the opportunity to rehearse in this building; it is another aspect of the partnership that is developing between the CRSO and the

Posted by Jerome Sadler on 14th December 2016

Matthew Brown Beverley Meadow

Beverley Meadow The CRSO is very excited to be giving the world premiere performance of Matthew Brown’s Beverley Meadow in our concert at Chatham Central Theatre on 25th February 2017. Matthew is a Kent-based composer and violist who studied composition at Canterbury Christ Church University and the Royal Northern College of Music. Background and Context

Posted by Jerome Sadler on 7th December 2016

Jacob Bride and the Bradstow Singers – Christmas Concert

On Sunday 5th December, the CRSO’s Associate Composer, Jacob Bride, led an excellent Christmas concert at the church of Our Lady Star of the Sea in Broadstairs, Kent. The performers were the Bradstow Singers, which Jacob has trained into an excellent community choir, and the Bradstow Orchestra, which is made up of high standard instrumentalists

Posted by Jerome Sadler on 2nd December 2016

Faversham Strings

One of the CRSO’s sponsors is the excellent string workshop “Faversham Strings”. The CRSO’s orchestral manager, Elisabeth Sadler, spent some time at the workshop this week, and wrote the following: “Today I set out on a trip to Faversham to find out more about Faversham Strings, a violin, viola and cello workshop set up recently