Phoenix Recorder Orchestra recently celebrated our 20th anniversary, with a playing day for current and past members. We were conducted by Steve Marshall and Pam Smith, co-founders, and by Michelle Holloway, our Musical Director. We were delighted to welcome back eight other players who had previously played with us; many happy memories were shared.

We now have a concert arranged!  Please see our Future Concerts page.

If you are interested in joining the orchestra please contact info@phoenixrecorderorchestra.org.uk

We are now actively recruiting new members; we are looking for players of tenor and bass recorders, or larger, with good sight-reading skills, with ensemble experience, and ideally with a grade 8 qualification. Members should be experienced in group playing, keen to extend their repertoire, and prepared to rehearse between meetings.

The Phoenix Recorder Orchestra was founded in 2003 by Pam Smith and Steve Marshall, and mostly consists of players from the South West.

There is also a chamber orchestra of 10-14 players which meets in the morning before main orchestra rehearsals, and gives separate performances, although all members also perform with the full orchestra.

Both groups play a wide range of repertoire on the full range of recorders from the tiny garklein to the contrabass, which blend to give a beautiful rich sound.

Michelle Holloway is now the Musical Director, following in the footsteps of Pam Smith who was our previous conductor, until her resignation in June 2017. Michelle is a recorder tutor at the Birmingham Conservatoire and the National Youth Recorder Orchestra. She brings lots of energy to her new role, and we are enjoying exploring the sound world of the recorder with her.

If you would like to find out more, or would like to invite the orchestra to perform, please contact info@phoenixrecorderorchestra.org.uk

Phoenix Recorder Orchestra has recorded a CD.
Please contact info@phoenixrecorderorchestra.org.uk if you would like to order a copy.
The Orchestra is also featured with Helen Hooker in Steve Marshall’s Concerto no.2 on the
Helen and Friends CD