About the County Training Strings
The CTS is one of the three string orchestras of the Music and Performing Arts Trust and rehearses on Monday evenings in the Richard Coles Hall at the
Kettering Road Music and Arts Centre from 6:15 – 8:45pm. The conductors for the 2016 – 2017 season are Sonia Kelly (pictured) and Wendy De Barros.
The orchestra provides a training opportunity for intermediate string players who might one day be in the
County Youth Orchestra, but has also become a strong performing group in its own right. It concentrates on developing sound string technique and developing section playing.
During the course of the year, the CTS appears in several
county music concerts, including "Highly Strung" and the
Second Generation Concert at the Derngate. The annual programme also includes a
residential course at Grendon Hall.
Recent letters to members
How to join us
Auditions are held annually in July. See the
auditions page for further information.