Rehearsals and Concert, October 2022

Our next concert is on Sunday October 16th at Square Chapel. Rehearsal details are below.

We have also agreed dates and programmes for next season – 2022-3, see below!

In the 2022-23 season we will do a concert with each of Alex Webb, Steve Threlfall and Melvin Tay. After that Orchestra members will be asked for their choice, will the final decision resting with the OoSC committee. 

Orchestra of Square Chapel – Constitution – June 8th 2008

    1. Title

The name of the Society will be Orchestra of Square Chapel

    1. Aims

The aims of the Society will be the promotion, development and maintenance of public education in and appreciation of small-scale orchestral music by the presentation of public orchestral concerts and by other means that the Society may determine through its Committee.

  1. Management
    • The Society will be managed by and its property will be vested in a Committee consisting of a Chair, Treasurer and Secretary and no fewer than three, no more than six other members of the Society.
    • The Committee will be elected annually at the Annual General Meeting.
    • A meeting of the Committee will be held at least twice a year and whenever necessary. Five will be a quorum.
    • The Committee may co-opt a maximum of two additional members during the year.
  2. Membership
    • Application for membership will be made to the Committee. The terms of membership will be determined by the Committee and approved at a General Meeting.
    • Members will pay an annual subscription at the beginning of each season of an amount approved at a General Meeting.
    • Every member will have one vote.
    • The Committee may for good reason terminate the membership of any member: provided that the individual concerned will have the right to be heard by the Committee, accompanied by a representative and given reasonable notice, before a final decision is made.
  3. Finance
    • The Society may receive donations, grants in aid or financial guarantees.
    • The income and property of the Society, wherever from, will be applied solely towards promoting the Aims of the Society as described in this constitution and no portion of it will be paid or transferred either directly or indirectly to any member or members of the Society except in payment of legitimate expenses incurred on behalf of the Society.
    • The funds of the Society, including all donations, contributions and bequests, will be paid into an account operated by the Committee in the name of the Society at such bank as the Committee will from time to time decide. All cheques drawn on the account must be signed by at least two members of the Committee.
    • In the event of the dissolution of the Society, any remaining assets, after all liabilities have been discharged, will not be paid or transferred to any member or members of the Society, but will be transferred to institutions having similar aims to those of the Society.
  4. General Meetings
    • An Annual General Meeting will be held each year to elect the committee for the coming year, to receive reports, approve the accounts, and for any other business.
    • An Extraordinary General Meeting may be called at any time at the request either of the committee or of any ten members of the Society. At least one week’s notice of such a meeting will be given to members.
  5. Alterations to the Constitution and Dissolution
    • Any proposed alterations to this constitution or motion to dissolve the Society must appear on the agenda of a General Meeting.
    • Unless such a proposal is sponsored by the committee, a copy of the resolution must be sent to the Secretary at least 21 days before the date of the General Meeting. A two-thirds majority of members present and voting is required for the passing of such a resolution.

Orchestra of Square Chapel

Privacy notice

 Orchestra of Square Chapel is an organization whose mission is the promotion, development and maintenance of public education in and appreciation of small-scale orchestral music by the presentation of public orchestral concerts. In the pursuit of our mission we interact with members, supporters and other organizations. This interaction requires the storing and processing of personal data.

This Privacy Policy describes how we collect and process your Personal Data.
In order to comply with the requirements of the European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), this Privacy Policy outlines the legal basis on which we process your Personal Data and provides other information required by the GDPR.

 Information About Your Personal Data

Personal Data” is information that can be used to identify you, directly or indirectly, alone or together with other information. This includes things such as your full name, email address, and phone number.

Orchestra of Square Chapel collects, uses, and processes Personal Data, as outlined in this Privacy Notice, to fulfil its core function and to provide services to our members as further described in this Privacy Notice.

Collection and Use of Personal Data
We collect your Personal Data in a number of ways, including:

  • When you accept an offer to join as a member of the orchestra;
  • When you act as a deputy for an orchestral player;
  • When you are engaged as soloist or conductor by the orchestra;
  • When you contract with the orchestra to provide services;

We use your Personal Data to communicate with you on various issues including concert and rehearsal details, orchestra operational matters, information on upcoming concerts or other events, and contract requirements.

How We Disclose Personal Data
We may disclose players’ Personal Data to the committee members as required for the operation of the orchestra.

Sharing Data with Third Parties
Orchestra of Square Chapel does not share personal data with any third parties, except where players’ contact details are requested by another similar organization and the player has given written permission for this use of their details.

Legal Basis for Processing
(This section addresses the legal basis for processing your data.)

For the purposes of applicable data protection laws, Orchestra of Square Chapel is the controller of the Personal Data you provide to us (“Data Controller”). As a Data Controller, we process the Personal Data we maintain about you in accordance with this Privacy Policy. If you have any questions or concerns regarding the processing of your Personal Data, or if you have questions regarding this Privacy Policy, please contact our committee, who can be contacted at We will respond to any reasonable requests promptly.

Consent as a Basis for Processing
In some cases, we will ask for your consent to process your Personal Data. You may indicate your consent in a number of ways, including, as permitted by law, ticking a box (or equivalent action) to indicate your consent when providing us with your Personal Data in a form.

Withdrawing Consent
You may at any time withdraw your consent with future effect and without affecting the lawfulness of processing of your Personal Data based on the consent you provided before you withdrew it. To do so, please contact our committee at, who will respond to any reasonable requests as quickly as possible.

Legitimate Interests as a Basis for Processing
For members of the orchestra, soloists, conductors and deputies, we hold and process your data based on the Legitimate Interests criteria. We use Personal Data to communicate with Orchestra of Square Chapel members and associates (i.e. extra players, soloists, conductors) about orchestra activities e.g. arranging rehearsals and concerts, and sharing of music. Since Orchestra of Square Chapel is a membership organisation which exists to enable its members to meet and perform music together, a ‘relevant and appropriate relationship’ exists between Orchestra of Square Chapel and its members and associates.

What if I want to check what information you hold on me?
Under the current law you have certain rights (for example the right to withdraw your consent so that we don’t keep your information any more, or to ask what information we have about you – all the rights are listed on the Information Commissioner’s Office website).  Our Data Officer can be contacted on and will respond to any reasonable requests as quickly as possible.

Photos and video
On some occasions we may take photos or video of the orchestra to support the legitimate interest of promoting our activities. Members will be advised when such photography/recording will take place and anyone with an objection to being featured should contact our secretary at

Data Retention
We will retain the details of members for as long as you retain your membership. On leaving Orchestra of Square Chapel you will be given the opportunity to allow Orchestra of Square Chapel to continue holding your data for use in the future otherwise it will be removed within 12 months. Where we no longer need to process your Personal Data for the purposes set out in this Privacy Policy, we will delete your Personal Data from our systems. Where permissible, we will also delete your Personal Data upon your request. To make a deletion request please contact our secretary, using the email address If you have questions about our data retention practices, please contact our secretary, using the email address

Security: How do I know you will keep my details safe and use them responsibly?
Orchestra of Square Chapel adheres to current European Data Protection laws. We will only use your details to contact you about Orchestra of Square Chapel. We will never contact you about anything unrelated to our activities, nor pass your details on to third parties.

We implement appropriate technical and organizational safeguards to protect against unauthorized or unlawful processing of Personal Data and against accidental or unlawful destruction, loss, alteration, unauthorized disclosure of, or access to Personal Data. Please be advised, however, that we cannot fully eliminate security risks associated with the storage and transmission of Personal Data.

We do not knowingly collect Personal Data from children under 18 without parental consent. If you become aware that a child has provided us with Personal Data without parental consent, please contact us as outlined below. If we become aware that a child under 13 has provided us with Personal Data without parental consent, we will take steps to remove the data.


How to Contact Us
If you have any questions, comments, or concerns about how we handle your Personal Data, then you may contact our secretary at and we will respond to any reasonable requests as quickly as possible.


All the concert details for the season are below.

Concert dress: all black

Please bring your own music stand.




Conductor: John Lyon

Rehearsal Sunday October 2nd 2022 6.30pm-9.30pm

Rehearsal Sunday October 9th 2022 2pm-5pm

Rehearsal Sunday October 16th 2022 2pm-5pm


  • Tomlinson: First Folk Song Suite 2222 2230 perc strings 14’Vaughan

  • Williams: The Lark Ascending 2122 2000 triangle violin solo str 15’

  • Ketelbey: Bells Across the Meadows 1121 2230 timps bells strings 5’

  • Wranitzky Symphony in D “La Caccia” 1202 2200 timps str 32’ 


Rehearsal Sunday January 8th 2023 10am-1pm


MARCH 2023

Conductor: Stephen Threlfall

Rehearsal Sunday March 5th 2023 2pm-5pm

Rehearsal Sunday March 12th 2023 2pm-5pm

Rehearsal Sunday March 19th 2023 10am-1pm


  • Delius: 1st Cuckoo in Spring (1111 1000 6’)
  • Debussy: Danse Sacrée et Danse Profane (harp str 10’) 
  • Respighi: The Birds (2122 2200 harp celeste str 19’)
  • Beethoven 6 (2222 2220 42’)

JUNE 2023

Conductor: Melvin Tay

Rehearsal Sunday June 11th 2023 2pm-5pm

Rehearsal June 18th 2023 2pm-5pm

Rehearsal Sunday June 25th 2023 10am-1pm


  • Sibelius – Suite Mignonne 2000 0000 str 6’
  • Dvorak Serenade for Wind Instruments 0222 3000 cello bass 27’
  • Beethoven 3 2222 3200 timps str 47’
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