Concordia is an amateur string orchestra, based in Aberdeen, which was formed in 1997 and comprises musicians from all walks of life, including students, teachers, accountants and engineers. We meet to rehearse on Tuesday evenings in Aberdeen, from 7.30 to 9.30 pm with a tea break mid-rehearsal, and generally perform two or three concerts for the public each year.
The orchestra has steadily grown in reputation and membership, offering players the opportunity to meet new people, play challenging music and develop their skills of musicianship in a relaxed and friendly environment. Although an amateur group, we pride ourselves on our high quality of musicianship.
In 2004, Concordia produced a CD of new works, which the orchestra have premiered. The following sample from the CD is taken from the Concordia Suite, which was composed by our conductor Tim Tricker. The suite was commissioned by the orchestra in 2001 with funding from Aberdeen City Council. Each movement features a different section of the orchestra, with all the melodic lines coming together in the final allegro to play in concord. Click the play button to listen to the first movement (allegro vivace) featuring the first violins. The CD also includes Tim Tricker's Fragments for string orchestra, and Opus 2 and Serenade by Dave Southwood (one of Concordia's cellists).