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- St Andrews Symphony Orchestra

- St Andrews Strings

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- University of St Andrews Concert Wind Band

- St Andrews Chamber Choir

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University of St Andrews Music Society

Laidlaw Music Centre

University of St Andrews

Queen's Terrace

St Andrews

KY16 9QF

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St Andrews Strings

St Andrews Strings is St Andrews' only string orchestra playing music from across the whole range of string repertoire. Formed in 2017, the group is the Music Society's youngest ensemble. 


Strings consists of around 16 - 20 auditioned string players (roughly 9 violins, 3 violas, 3 cellos and a double bass) and performs without a conductor when appropriate. Repertoire ranges from Bach and Vivaldi to Finzi, Mahler and Piazzola.

The ensemble rehearses weekly on a Thursday from 5 - 7pm in Younger Hall's Rehearsal Room. The group typically performs twice a year in concerts alongside the University of St Andrews Chamber Choir.

This year's Candlemas Semester concert will take place on Monday 6th April 2020 in St Salvator's Chapel.

Contact Izzy Rzym for more information.

Audition Process

If candidates wish to be considered for both St Andrews Strings and St Andrews Symphony Orchestra, a single Symphony audition should be arranged. See here.

If only interested in St Andrews Strings, a separate audition (consisting of a prepared piece and some sight-reading) can be arranged. This can be done by speaking to a Music Society committee member at either Music Fayre or Freshers' Fayre. If interested in joining in the second semester, please contact the manager directly.

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