West Mendip Orchestra

West Mendip Orchestra

West Mendip Orchestra (formerly Winscombe Orchestra) is a medium sized, friendly amateur orchestra. Our members come from a wide area including Bristol and Bridgwater, Wells and Weston-super-Mare.

Under the baton of our conductor, Dennis Simons, and leader Christine Gladwin, we perform four concerts each year from the classical repertoire. Our concerts often feature well-known local soloists and also young talented musicians early in their careers, as well as music composed especially for us.

We rehearse from 7:45pm to 10pm on Fridays in term-time at The Lynch Chapel Hall in Winscombe.

Next Concert

Our next concert is on Friday 14th November 2014, 7:45pm at The Friends' Meeting House, Sidcot


  • Léo Delibes: Les Chasseresses (Fanfare) from Sylvia
  • Alexander Borodin : Polovtsian Dances
  • Edward Elgar: Sea Pictures (Soloist: Alison Bell, mezzo-soprano)
  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 2 "Little Russian"

Players Needed

The Orchestra is looking for trombones and string players, especially violins and violas. Please contact the secretary for more details.

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