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Wairarapa Community Orchestra 

"Community coming together to make great music" 

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The Orchestra

Wairarapa Community Orchestra started up back in the days of night classes. It was a place where people, of all skill levels, could come together to make music. For a long time it was only 10 members strong. Now the orchestra has grown to a membership of 45. With the night classes stopping some years ago the orchestra moved its rehearsal venue to Ten o'Clock Cookie Bakery cafe. Under the baton of Ruth Eckford the orchestra has grown and perfoms some great music. The orchestra presents two concerts a year generally around term 2 and term 4 with rehearsals about 10-12 weeks out from concert dates. The orchestra is made up of all sorts and is a great place to come to socialise while playing music we all love. 

The current Orchestra list for the upcoming concert:


Conductor: Ruth Eckford 

Violin 1 

Donna Watt
Kathryn Jorgensen
Stephan Schulz
Olivia Collins 
Scilla Askew 
Clare Toovey

Violin 2
Kiewiet van Deventer
Elizabeth Patchett 
Kit Cohr
Emily Beetham
Hannah Moore 

Viola
Lucy Hepburn
Mary Gannon

Cello 
Kathryn Seagrave
Chris Martin
Gregg Crimp 


Double Bass 

Nicki Thomson Schulz

Alto Saxophone
Natasha Memelink
Charlotte Gooding

Trombone
Neil Christiansen
Claudia Morgan

Trumpet
John Taber 

Bassoon
Belinda Carey 

Percussion
David Heath
Kian Jones 
Coby Nielsen

Flute 

Monique Jackett
Aimee Fawcett
Ruth Wright
Janine Gadsby
Laura Esler

Oboe
John Kloeg
Nick Curzon

Clarinet
Elisa Vorster
Lesley Callagan
Yolanda Boerdgen
Pam Robinson
Melissa Burns
Robert Carew

Bass Clarinet
Robert Carew




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