Posts from year 2021

MRCO starts back Sunday 5th September

On Sunday 5th September we welcome back Mawson Road Orchestra and Ensembles players to St Paul’s Church, Hills Road.

Cocus wood flute to sell


This McNeela coccus wood Irish flute was bought new from McNeela in July 2020, purchase price £272. Having progressed  well, I have now treated myself to an African Blackwood flute. It is in excellent condition, well-looked after, with a solid case.  The cork has been recently replaced.

Full orchestra to start again on 5th September 2021

If you've been playing in a smaller ensemble, you'll have been asked about whether you'd like it to continue, so some of the ensembles will continue alongside the full orchestra. We'll be sending out an email in the next day or two with full details of timing and logistics. 


Our AGM will be on Thursday 14th October 2020 at 8pm, via Zoom. You can join using a computer, with or without video, or by phone. Here's the info you'll need on the day:

MRCO needs your help!

We need a working group of members to plan our next MRCO concert, who will:

Do you have space for kettle drums?

We've found a really cheap set of timpani (kettle drums) and a volunteer to collect them from Doncaster – but there's nowhere to store them! Do you have, or know of, a suitable space near our rehearsal venues, or might you have space in your own house and a car to bring them to rehearsals (not every one)? If so, please talk to Beck at today's rehearsal! There are two drums, each around 76cm (30") high and round.

Autumn 2021 concert


Our next concert will be on Saturday 13th November at 7.30pm in St Paul’s Church, Hills Road, Cambridge, CB2 1JP

MRCO COVID risk assessment and mitigations


MRCO is a member of Making Music.  "Making Music is the UK’s membership organisation for leisure-time music, with over 3,600 groups representing around 200,000 music makers across the UK."  They were central in negotiations with the UK Government in facilitating the return of music making after the first lock-down in 2020.  MRCO has followed their guidance since MRCO Ensembles started rehearsals indoors in 2020.