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DUPO – Palatinate Orchestra auditions

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8 October 2015 9:00 am - 13 October 2015 10:00 pm

The Palatinate Orchestra will be holding their auditions this year during freshers’ week. To sign up please visit the Experience Durham freshers’ fair!

DUPO is a high quality orchestra which prides itself in playing exciting challenging repertoire, as well as having a strong emphasis on being a friendly and social organisation.

For auditions we ask that you prepare a short unaccompanied piece of your choice which is no longer than 5 minutes. You will also be given a short sight reading passage which you will have time to look at and prepare just before your audition. Then to end with you will have a chance to ask questions and we can get to know you better. The auditions really are not something to be worried about- we try to make them as relaxed as possible!

For DUPO there is no set standard we expect you to be and you don’t need to have taken any music exams, all we ask for is lots of enthusiasm for making music! Orchestral experience is not a necessity, but it can really help.

For those auditioning on two or more instruments you will need book an audition slot per instrument and each audition is viewed independently. Also, for woodwind, brass and percussionists who play auxiliary instruments, such as the oboe and cor anglais, or flute and piccolo, please bring them to the audition.


The auditions will take place on:

Thursday 8th October 9.00 – 22.00

Friday 9th October 9.00 – 22.00

Saturday 10th October 9.00 – 22.00

Sunday 11th October 9:00 – 22:00

Monday 12th October 18.00 – 22.00

Tuesday 13th October 18.00 – 22.00


For more information email: palatinate.orchestra@durham.ac.uk

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See you at the Experience Durham Freshers’ fair to sign up for an audition.




8 October 2015 9:00 am
13 October 2015 10:00 pm