• 50th Anniversary Celebration

    Happy 50th Birthday to Ormskirk Music Society. Tonight, we will be having a very special meal at Master McGrath’s in Scarisbrick to mark 50 years of the Society.

    Champagne
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  • 50th Anniversary Season

    Rehearsals for both choir and orchestra start this week in preparation for our 50th Anniversary Celebration Concert on 18 November. With a programme that includes Beethoven’s 1st Symphony and the Vivaldi Gloria, it promises to be a fantastic musical occasion.

    Trumpet
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  • Concert time...Americana!

    Choir and orchestral are busily preparing for our Summer Pops Concert, entitled Americana!

    american flag
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  • New Choral Accompanist Wanted

    We are currently looking for an accompanist to assist the choral director with term time rehearsals (Fridays 7.30pm - 9.30pm) and concerts (usually four per year). The right person will be able to play piano to a reasonable standard and have very good sight-reading skills. Previous experience of accompanying vocal groups would be great but is not essential.

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  • Spring concert...coming soon

    It’s not everyday you get to discover a really great piece of music you had never heard of before. This blogger had never even heard of the composer Swede, Kurt Atterberg. His B flat minor piano concerto was described by Grammophone Magazine as a “full-bloodedly romantic work of considerable sweep” inspired by Tchaikovsky. With Tom Kimmance joining us for the piano concerto, this concert is sure to set musical pulses racing.

    Kurt Atterberg
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  • New Choral Director Wanted

    In 2017 Ormskirk Music Society celebrates its 50th anniversary as a joint choir and orchestra. The choir is seeking to appoint a new choral director for our enthusiastic mixed-voice choir of some 40 members which performs a cappella and accompanied by piano, small chamber ensemble and the Society’s orchestra. One independent choir concert and three joint concerts with the orchestra are undertaken during the year.

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  • Carols around the clocktower

    We had a great response from the people of Ormskirk on Saturday when a group of us sung carols with brass accompaniment in the town centre. Over £100 was raised for society funds, and we were also rewarded with many smiles and thank yous.

    Afterwards we were treated to delicious festive refreshments at the home of Margaret and Andrew Sackville. A lovely social occasion and a good chance to publicize the concert at St John’s the Baptist Church, Burscough next Saturday (17th Dec).

    Ormskirk Town Centre
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  • Next concert less than 4 weeks away

    It’s not long now until our Autumn concert for choir and orchestra. The programme is going to be amazing: Beethoven’s Symphony No 7, Dvorak’s Romance for Violin and Orchestra, Mendelssohn’s Hebrides Overture, Handel’s Zadok the Priest and Bruckner’s Ave Maria. In the Dvorak, our leader, Claire Roberts, will be playing the violin solo.

    Ludwig van Beethoven
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  • Come and sing with Ormskirk Music Society

    Do you like singing…then why not come and sing with Ormskirk Music Society?

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  • Our Last Night of the Proms...concert report

    Oh what a night!

    The Proms at the Royal Albert Hall
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  • Our Last Night of the Proms...coming soon

    The choir and orchestra are now well into their preparations for our Last Night of the Proms themed concert on 2 July 2016, subtitled ‘Music of the Four Countries’. This little extract comes from the 2015 Last Night and features the leader of the BBC Symphony Orchestra playing that famous solo from Sir Henry Wood’s Fantasia on British Sea Songs, a.k.a. the Sailor’s Hornpipe. Just to get you in the mood!

    Last Night of the Proms 2015
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  • Concert report - Spring orchestral concert

    That concert was quite something!!

    The orchestra receiving applause
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  • Concert report - the Choir of Ormskirk Music Society...and guests

    What an enjoyable evening we had last night!

    The choir performing at St John Burscough
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  • Rachmaninov: learning from the best...

    There are lots of really great resources online for classical musicians. None of them is perhaps as valuable as an extra hour of practice every week, but nevertheless, there is some good stuff out there.

    Violinist attending a masterclass
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  • Accompanist needed

    The choir of Ormskirk Music Society is looking for an accompanist to assist the choral director with term time rehearsals (Fridays 7.30pm - 9.30pm) and concerts (usually four per year).

    The Choir of Ormskirk Music Society
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  • Rehearsals underway

    So the orchestra is practising hard for the Spring concert on 23 April 2016. We might not be ready to trade venues with the Vienna Philharmonic yet but things are definitely starting to take shape.

    The Musikverein, Vienna
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  • Welcome to the new OMS website

    Hello and welcome to the new Ormskirk Music Society website. We hope you enjoy exploring our site.

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