Peak Chamber Orchestra


Joining the orchestra: 

We always welcome new players! To join, no audition is necessary but you will need to be of a good standard (around Grade 5), and also be able to sight read. 

Interested in finding out more ?  ...then contact one of the members for an informal and relaxed chat .

Contact us 

07954 146049 (ask for Keith Barstow)

or 0114 2818595 (ask for Lynne Potter)

or by e-mail on and

If you would prefer to make contact via e-mail or have any other then enquiry please complete the details below.


Rehearsals are on Tuesday evenings during term time. Orchestra members should aim to arrive at 7.20pm for a 7.30pm prompt start. Rehearsals end at 9.30pm prompt generally with a short tea  break at half-time. You will need to bring your own music stand and instrument - chairs are provided. 

Spectators are by prior arrangement only - please make contact if you wish to attend as spectator. 


We provide all music free of charge. However to enable us to buy new pieces from time to time and to pay for the hire of our rehearsal facility, as well as pay for our conductor,  we make a subscription charge of about £35 for each of the 2 terms ( September - December, and January to mid May).

Where to find us 

We practice at Calver Methodist Church, not too far from the well known Peak District town of Bakewell, Derbyshire.  The full address is:-

Calver Methodist Church

Main Street,  Calver,  HopeValley,  S32 3XR