Introducing Helen Brereton – Violin

Introducing Helen Brereton – Violin

As Ady’s Violin Week recruiting continues (yes, we’re still taking applications for violins), we feature another member of the ensemble: Helen Brereton. Helen has been with Ady for five years now, joining us to be a part of our project to record of Corrina Bonshek’s, “Dreams of the Earth”, back in 2018, & since then

Introducing Elizabeth Simmers – Viola

Continuing with Ady’s “Violin Week” – our shoutout to violinists (& other strings) to come & join Ady for our next project, “New but old. Old but new” – which will include performing Bruckner’s 4th Symphony & Rachel Merton’s “Allegro for Strings” – we thought we would feature a member from another of our string

Cara Taggart, our Associate Principal 2nd Violin

Continuing with Violin Week, we’d like to introduce Cara, on Associate Principal 2nd Violin. Cara Taggart is an accomplished strings teacher and performer, with a Bachelor of Arts (Music) degree, a Graduate Diploma in Education (Instrumental and Classroom Music), A.Mus.A in Violin & a Master’s of Music majoring instrumental pedagogy.  She has played with the

Violin Week: Concertmaster Helen Carvolth

As part of our Violin Week recruiting drive, we would like to reintroduce Helen Carvolth – one of our two Concertmasters for 2023 – & share a little bit more about some of Helen’s more recent activities. Helen had worked with Ady’s Le Grande Fromage in several other orchestras, including the Ipswich City Symphony, prior

Violin Week – fiddles come & join us!

And we’re back. Did you miss us? We decided to have a week off posting things & give ourselves a break. Nice to see you here again. We’re so keen for more violins for Ady’s next project, “New but old. Old but new” – featuring Rachel Merton’s, “Allegro for Strings”, & Bruckner’s 4th Symphony –

Introducing Allyson Pong Ying

Continuing with Ady’s Violin Week, it gave us great pleasure earlier this year to announce Allyson Pong Ying as our Principal 2nd Violin for our 2023 projects. Allyson has been involved with Ady for several years, including the ensemble’s 2021 recording of Brahms’ 2nd Symphony , & we’re delighted to have Allyson become one of

All Trumpet positions now filled for Project 1!

We’re excited to announce that all of our trumpet positions for, “New but old. Old but new” have now been filled, as have all or our brass, woodwind & percussion positions for this project. Wow! But we are still taking registrations for strings to join this project, & all sections are still available for our

We’ve reached 60!

Wow! We now have 60 members participating in our first project for 2023, “New but old. Old but new”, featuring the Bruckner’s 4th Symphony, & Rachel Merton’s “Allegro for Strings”. We’re still accepting applications for strings & trumpet, so if you’re interested you can pop over to our Vacancies page & Events page for more

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