Sheffield Viola Ensemble

An all-viola ensemble for adult players who want to get together to play great music, just for pleasure, in a friendly and supportive group

Are you a viola player? Want to play in an all-viola ensemble?!?

Sheffield Viola Ensemble is open to adult viola players, approximately Grade 5 standard and upwards (but do get in touch if you are keen and interested but unsure about your suitability). We meet approximately once a month but there is no commitment to attend every rehearsal: come when you can! We work on a number of pieces each session, in a variety of styles, including arrangements and original music for viola ensemble. The pieces have multiple parts so that everyone has something to play which is interesting and manageable.

Rehearsals are relaxed and informal with an ethos of helping each other and sharing technical and musical advice in order to achieve the best outcome. Playing in a viola ensemble may appeal to you if you want to gain experience in ensemble playing but feel overwhelmed at the thought of orchestral playing. It is also a chance to meet like-minded people and get to know other viola players. There's nothing quite like the sound of an all-viola ensemble!

Rehearsals are led by local composer Jenny Jackson who is an enthusiastic amateur viola player. She has a wealth of experience in directing rehearsals.

How to get involved

If you would like to join us, please visit the website to see when the next rehearsal is. Attendance must be pre-booked so that appropriate music and parts can be selected in advance. You can do this by using the link to the booking form on the website. Alternatively, you can email Jenny Jackson to discuss any queries:

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