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City of Norwich School

Rehearsal day & time

Mondays, 7.10 – 8.15pm

Playing level

Grade 4-8+

Conductor & coaching staff

Helen Barber


A higher-level string orchestra playing traditional and contemporary music. The Norfolk County Strings is a vibrant group who produce a robust string sound – a fantastic opportunity to make music with other string players.

Quotes or recent highlights

Highlights include collaborations with Symphonic Wind Band at Music For Youth performances and CASMA 2019.

The ensemble was awarded Highly Commended Plus at Norfolk County Music Festival 2019 and 2020! “Alive and alert ensemble playing” – adjudicator

“You get to play good repertoire regardless of ability. It really helps with sightreading, and you still have sense of achievement even if you can’t play it all!”

How to join

New players welcome throughout the year. Violas especially welcome.


Contact music.service@norfolk.gov.uk, 01603 303348

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