Are you a doctor who dazzles on the viola? Can you juggle spread sheet data and semiquavers? Is your trombone a little rusty?
Come and join the brand new orchestra whose members are fantastic musicians who work in other fields. All players have (at some point, no matter how distant) reached a grade 6/7/8 standard and are welcome to come and enjoy making music together. Friendly young conductors Gabriella Noble and Sam Poppleton lead the group.
Our next concert will feature Sibelius' 2nd Symphony in D Major and Britten's Simple Symphony on Saturday, 21st September at St. Cuthbert's Church, Philbeach Gardens, Earls Court.
Rehearsals are also at St Cuthbert's Philbeach Gardens - and fit around working hours.
Rehearsal dates are -
1st September: 1400-1700
8th September: 1400-1700
13th September: 1830-2030
15th September: 1600-1900
19th September: 1830-2030
21st September: 1400-1530 (concert day)
Concert on the 21st, rehearsal at 2.00, 7.30 show in St Cuthbert's Philbeach Gardens!
Subs are £35 for the term - to cover music hire, venue hire etc.
Any concert profits are going to Arts Emergency, a fantastic music education charity!
Fill in our Google Form to register- https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScQwx0il4Jaoypz9vMnPhubkBbiu4wUGh5WTRTbdGc5tWZ5Mg/viewform?fbclid=IwAR1bNC_dUxrwI38wETrrBffFRQ5k4jZN-vxeIK8_uxuJP1aOTD-zD0GM4sc
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Sam Poppleton is the founder and conductor of The Zeitgeist Chamber Orchestra. He is also apprentice conductor to the Orchestra of St John’s Smith Square, a lay-clerk at Southwark St George's Cathedral and choirmaster to All Saint's Fulham's Junior All Saints Singers and Fulham Prep School's award winning chamber choir,.
Sam graduated from Oxford University with a First Class degree in Music in 2013, having studied at The Queen’s College where he also held the Maurice Pearton Choral Scholarship. Whilst at Queen’s, Sam held the conductorship of Oxford University Student Chorus with whom he performed termly concerts in the Sheldonian Theatre. Sam has since continued working with choirs and conducted Kensington Brass’s performance of Purcell’s Funeral Sentences for the Death of Queen Mary and Jongen’s Messe en l'honneur du Saint-Sacrement. During his final year Sam was asked to stand in and conduct Beethoven’s Symphony No.8 for Oxford University Orchestra. Since graduating, Sam has sung as a lay clerk at Magdalen College, Oxford, conducted The Orchestra of Saint John with Paul Archibald as soloist in the Ashmolean Proms in Ives’ The Unanswered Question, served as Assistant Conductor to the Amadeus Orchestra, including working on the Elgar Cello Concerto with Raphael Wallfisch, and has regularly rehearsed the Salisbury Symphony Orchestra. Recent performances include Birth of the Cool at King's Place (5* Bachtrack), King's College London's production of Hansel und Gretel and debuting new commissions by Effy Efthymiou, Peirs Kennedy and Tim Fisher.
Sam enjoys a rich and varied musical diet aside from conducting. He has completed an MMus in Musicology and Composition at KCL, sung with the Aurora Orchestra as part of the Oxford Lieder Festival, played trumpet at Montreux Jazz festival, contributed vocal arrangements for the Oscar winning score to the 2012 Les Miserables film, and dressed up as a tiger while working on Music Makers Summer Course.