Atlantic String Orchestra, Camelford
With an age range spanning 60 years the Atlantic String Orchestra membership consists of a unique bunch of people who love to share their passion for string instruments.
Under the baton of Barbara Degener the amateur players bow their instruments every Wednesday at Camelford, 7-9 pm. The membership consisting of mainly adult players, with a sprinkling of youth, come from varied musical backgrounds; some have been playing for many years, some have fulfilled a life-long dream and started learning later on in life. Their motivation to learn and the young people’s energy create a fantastic blend of players who enjoy working on pieces together.
As a professional cellist and teacher herself, Barbara's approach supports any technical issues together complimented by the expertise of the leading violinist Lydia Johnson. Rehearsing together and working through the various challenges makes sure every session is a real community event.
The repertoire is chosen to cover all levels of abilities as well as provide musical depth, just as importantly it has to be rewarding and good fun. The musical genres covered range from classical - Bach, Britten, Mozart, Peter Maxwell Davies, to modern arrangements of lighter music.
Performances are being held mainly in North Cornwall.