'SSO normally rehearses on Thursdays, 7.30-10pm, at Bird College of Dance, The Centre, 27 Station Rd, Sidcup, Kent DA15 7EB. We welcome inquiries from experienced and committed musicians interested in playing as a member or deputising. Full membership is by attendance at trial rehearsals and informal audition.

SSO is also sustained by non-playing supporters donating time and expertise generously: we value business and other experience of all types from those wishing to help the Orchestra achieve its goals.

  • The present rehearsal venue is:The Centre, 27 Station Rd
    Sidcup, Kent, DA15 7EB

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The orchestra has vacancies in all string sections, and interested players are invited to attend for a trial period with the orchestra.

There are vacancies in other sections as follows:-

  • Woodwind:3rd Bassoon x1
  • Brass:3rd Horn, Trumpets x2, Bass Trombone x1
  • Percussion:Timpani x1
  • Harp

Further information:

For further information, please e-mail or telephone David Burnie on 020 8850 1170 for more details.

If you are interested in joining the orchestra for these positions, you will be invited to attend an informal and relaxed audition with Music Director, Dr James Ross.