Chamber Ensemble

The GBRT Chamber Ensemble, formed in January 2013, welcomes musicians of all ages to come and join us. Performing fantastic arrangements of classical works and folk songs, we are on the lookout for new members.

Membership of the ensemble is open to all ages, whether school age or adult, you simply need to be at least of a Grade 4 standard with the ability to read and play music fluently.

When & Where?
The rehearsals take place fortnightly, in term time, on Tuesday evenings at the Congregational Church Hall Lounge, Bowden Lane in Market Harborough until Christmas 2014 and then our new permanent rehearsal home will be the Old Grammar School on the High Street in Market Harborough from January 2015. We will start promptly at 7.30pm and finish at 9.30pm. All rehearsal dates are provided on the GBRT Chamber Ensemble 2015 Rehearsal Dates schedule.

Which Instruments?
Brass:             Trumpets, French Horns, Trombones, Tuba
Wind:              Flutes(Piccolo), Clarinets, Oboes (Cor Anglais), Bassoons
String:             Violins, Violas, Cellos, Double Basses
Percussion:   Piano, Tuned Percussion

Kathryn Cartwright Our Musical Director
Kathryn works as a freelance solo, chamber and orchestral flautist and has performed at numerous venues throughout the UK and abroad.  After she gained her BMus and Fellowship, Kathryn went onto study for her Post Graduate Performance Diploma and her FLCM in Flute Performance.

In addition to performing in West End Shows, playing with various chamber ensembles, performjing and recording new works for composers including: Cecelia McDowall, Kit Turnbull, Nigel Clark, Martin Ellerby, Paul Max Edlin and Roxanna Panufnik, she has performed extensively in the UK and Southern Ireland and also in France, Norway, Germany, Hong Kong and Australia. Her regular playing has been with the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra in Norway and the Barcelona Opera House Orchestra. Kathryn’s freelance work includes performances with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, the London Symphony Orchestra, New London Sinfonietta and West London Opera.

Kathryn enjoys performing as a duo with Melanie Reinhard, teaching flute in Wellingborough and Market Harborough and travelling around the UK in her capacity as Trinity Guildhall music examiner.

What Does It Cost? 
Fees are payable one term in advance:  £35 per term (£30 for school students). Please use the bank details on the Rehearsal Dates Schedule above to set-up an automatic payment into the GBRT account on the dates specified.

How Do I Join?
Simply complete the Chamber Ensemble Registration Form and send it before the date you wish to start.   

Booking This Ensemble
If you would like to book this ensemble for an event, simply send us an email with the date, time, duration and brief description of the event that you would the group for and we will contact you to discuss the details.