WhAT is Marchwood Music Society?

Marchwood Music Society (MMS)  is the umbrella organisation for several other ensembles including:

Marchwood Prelude

Marchwood Prelude is a community orchestra that was formed in 2009 and has grown to include more than 30 amateur musicians of all ages. 
The music played by Marchwood Prelude is specially arranged by John Bell to accommodate the wide and varied range of instruments played in Marchwood Prelude.
Marchwood Prelude has evolved from an off-shoot of Marchwood Orchestra. The Orchestra was formed over 30 years ago in St John’s Church in Marchwood, by a group of enthusiastic amateur musicians under the leadership of Reg Martin. Marchwood Prelude has become a confident self-contained organisation as part of the Marchwood Music Society.
The motto of Marchwood Prelude is “sharing the joy of music” and judging by the applause and smiles at Prelude concerts, this spirit is being effectively embraced by both audience and musicians!

Marchwood Sinfonia 

Marchwood Sinfonia was formed in 2018 to allow members to perform light classical music. "We are a friendly chamber orchestra who take our music seriously, but ourselves never!"

Saxophonous is a group of musicians  who enjoy playing saxophone music together and often use their musical talents to raise money for local charities.

  • Prelude and Sinfonia hold regular weekly rehearsals
  • Saxophonous are holding rehearsals every two weeks
  • Appropriate Covid precautions are taken during rehearsals and regrettably only restricted access for the public to attend rehearsals is possible at present

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UPCOMING Events  updated 21 January 2023

Concert by Prelude "Around the World in Eighty Minutes".
Saturday 18 March Marchwood Village Hall.

Doors open at 7:00 pm for a 7:30 pm start,  £8 tickets (£2 under 16s) via email to info@marchwoodprelude.com

Previous events in  2022

held  an informal concert at Sunnyfields Farm Complex on 16 July 2022


Marchwood Sinfonia held a FREE concert featuring special guests soprano Rosa Sparks and violinist Rose Gosney on Sunday 4 December in Marchwood Village Hall


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