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St James Orchestra, Paisley
Abercorn St, Paisley PA3 4AB

St James Orchestra

St James Orchestra
For 50 years, St James Orchestra has been at the centre of musical activity in Paisley. Rehearsing from September 2016 in Wallneuk North Church, Abercorn St, Paisley PA3 4AB, the Orchestra gives at least two concerts each year. Repertoire includes both traditional works from the concert platform and newer or more unusual works, including many premières. The ethos is 'music making for fun' and the atmosphere friendly and welcoming. If you play an orchestral instrument, or even if you just like orchestral music, read on to find out who we are, what we play and how to join us!

Sunday afternoons at St James Orchestra are very special to us. We arrive in all weathers and in various states of mental and physical health, with one purpose. No matter what, we leave feeling the better for it, for the music-making and the company.
Edith Megson, Violin II

I always enjoy the fun of the rehearsals the chance to play great music with other like-minded enthusiasts.
Stewart Munro, Trumpet

...This orchestra has been one of the best things that has happened to me.
Eleonora Gregor, Clarinet

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St James Orchestra Spring Concert

Saturday 23 April 2016
Johnstone Town Hall


Adrian Sit


Night on Bare Mountain

Hebrides Overture

Horn Concerto No 4
(soloist: Hayley Tonner)

Symphony No 8


Tickets are £10, or £5 if you are under 26.

They can be purchased via a member of the orchestra, on the door, or online at