Orpington U3A have a number of Interest Groups listed together under the heading of "Music". Click on a group that interests you to find out more details.
Big Band Jazz - Enjoyable couple of hours listening to jazz with a different theme/ topic each meeting.
Concerts - We attend mainly classical music concerts, normally at the South Bank Centre.
Handbells - We play a wide range of music, using 4 octaves (49 handbells). New members can start with just one bell and then progress to 2 bells when comfortable.
Music Appreciation - We have a wide spectrum of interests in the classical music field. Our members range of knowledge runs from the mere ability to play the gramophone to multi-instrumentalists.
Piano & Instrumental Duets - We are a group of players of orchestral instruments who like to make music together. We mainly play from the classical repertoire, but are open to other genres.
Pop Music 1955-1979 - We listen to each member’s choice of music based on a pre-notified theme chosen at a previous meeting e.g. ‘First ‘Hits’
Recorder Playing - We are a friendly group who, between us, play 5 different recorders: Sopranino, Descant, Treble, Tenor and Bass. We play a variety of different music and are developing our sight-reading skills as well as our technical skills.
Singing for Fun - We are a friendly group, who sing all kinds of songs for pleasure, accompanied by a pianist. There are no auditions and you don’t need to read music to join.