The Eastern Recorder Orchestra (EROS) was started in 2007 with the aim of giving more competent players of Grade 6 and above (or equivalent) the experience of playing music written or arranged specifically for recorder orchestra. There are about 30 members in the orchestra who come from all over East Anglia. Conducted by Moira Usher the repertoire extends from 14c to 21c (Renaissance to Jazz) and the orchestra performs concerts in June at the end of each season.

Are you looking for a challenge?

Ever wished you could play in an orchestra but thought you would never have the opportunity?

Well, here is your chance.

EROS will be embarking on its15th season in October with Moira Usher, our conductor, at Bentley Village Hall near Ipswich in Suffolk.

We are now able to take further applicants for 2023/24

We are looking for competent recorder players (of at least Grade 6 standard or equivalent) who would enjoy playing challenging music and would also be prepared to PRACTISE!

You must be able to play both F and C instruments.

You would need to be available to play in the morning of (usually) the 3rd Saturday of each month between October and June.

Our first meeting will be on Saturday 20 October 2023 from 9.45 to 12.45.

 and then the dates are as follows:
18 November,
16 December
20 January 2024
17 February
16 March
20 April
18 May
22 June CONCERT (Venue to be arranged)
20 July (playing for fun)

Membership is £35 per annum to cover cost of hall and music etc.

If you are interested in joining us for some serious playing in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere please send for an application form to:

Mrs Chris Blanch
4 Laburnum Cottages, Stowupland, Stowmarket, Suffolk,
IP14 4AL
Tel. 01449 612156

Download the application form here.

Last updated 21 June 2023