Aldworth Philharmonic Orchestra

Adopt a Music Creator blog: An ethereal atmosphere

Pippa Moore, member of the Reading Youth Orchestra (RYO), reflects on her group's 

Adopt a Music Creator blog: From dawn to dreams

Caitlin Harrison takes us through her journey working with not one, but two music groups as part of the 

Case study: How creative thinking led a new group to success

Members of Aldworth Philharmonic Orchestra (APO) explain how a group created to cater for people unable to commit to weekly rehearsals has grown into a flourishing hub of innovation.


The Aldworth Philharmonic is a project-based orchestra in Reading, Berkshire. By that, we mean that we only rehearse shortly before each event we put on, rather than holding regular weekly rehearsals. A typical rehearsal schedule for us is made up of 4 of 5 rehearsal days mainly over the weekends immediately leading before a performance.