Members' Information

Laid out below is all the information you might need for the season ahead. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to Contact Us

Following the closure of the University of London Union, ULSO is entirely self-funded and your membership fees are crucial in helping to cover the cost of running the orchestra.

The membership fee for the 2023/24 season is £55.

ULSO rehearsals take place on Tuesday evenings during term time at St Katherine Cree EC3A 2BJ..

Occasionally, there may also be additional rehearsals in the lead-up to concerts. Availability forms will be sent out before each project and these dates will be confirmed in advance.

If you are absent for a rehearsal, you must provide a dep and let the Orchestral Manager know at orchestral.manager@ulso.co.uk.

Players are reminded that by joining ULSO, they have agreed to adhere to our depping policy, which may be viewed here.

Rehearsal schedules for each concert are set out below


Also Sprach Zarathustra

Concert - Sunday 26th November 2023

First rehearsal - Thursday 12th October

Repertoire
Scriabin - Poeme de l'Extase
Strauss - Tod und Verklarung
Strauss - Also Sprach Zarathustra
Conductor
Rehearsals

All rehearsals for this project will be at St Katherine Cree, EC3A 2BJ from 18:45 to 21:45 unless otherwise stated.

Thursday 12th October
Thursday 19th October
Thursday 26th October
Thursday 2nd November
Thursday 9th November
Thursday 16th November
Thursday 23rd November
Saturday 25th November (14:00 - 18:00)
Sunday 26th November (14:00 - 17:30) at St Stephens' Church, SW7 4RL

Venue

St Stephens' Church
Gloucester Road
London, SW7 4RL

Mahler Symphony No.5

Concert - Sunday 18th February 2024

First rehearsal - Tuesday 9th January

Repertoire
Mussorgsky - Night on Bald Mountain
L Boulanger - D'un Matin de Printemps
Rachmaninov - Symphonic Dances
Conductor
Rehearsals

All rehearsals for this project will be at St Katherine Cree EC3A 2BJ.

Tuesday 9th January
Tuesday 16th January
Tuesday 23rd January
Tuesday 30th January
Tuesday 6th February
Tuesday 13th February
Saturday 17th February

Venue

Duke's Hall
Royal Academy of Music
Marylebone Road
London, N1 5HT

2023P3

Concert - Sunday 24th March 2024

First rehearsal - Tuesday 20th February

Repertoire
Debussy - Première Rhapsodie
Bartok - Concerto for Orchestra
Soloist: Lucia Porcedda
Rehearsals

All rehearsals for this project will be at St Katherine Cree EC3A 2BJ.

Tuesday 20th February
Tuesday 27th February
Tuesday 5th March
Tuesday 12th March
Tuesday 19th March
Saturday 23rd March

Venue

St Stephens' Church
Gloucester Road
London, SW7 4RL

Concert - Saturday 18th May 2024 - 7pm

Rehearsals

Tuesday 7th May - 7-10pm
Thursday 9th May - 7-10pm
Tuessday 14th May - 7-10pm
Thursday 16th May - 7-10pm
Saturday 18th May - 2-5.30pm

Concert - Saturday 8th June 2024

Attendance is required for all rehearsals. In the event of an unavoidable absence, such as conservatoire projects, deps are required from wind, brass, percussion and principal desks of strings.

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You must also notify the Orchestral Manager via orchestral.manager@ulso.co.uk. By joining ULSO, members agree to adhere to our depping policy.