Join Us

Come and join us! No audition is necessary.


  • open to all-comers,
  • run by its members, and
  • creates parts for all players (beginners to advanced).

As far as we know, this is unique amongst community orchestras.

When and where does MRCO rehearse?

Sundays 6.00pm – 8.00pm during term time (with a break for light refreshments).

St. Matthew’s Primary School, 19 Norfolk Street, Cambridge CB1 2LD.

The school has full disabled access and facilities. Limited parking is available on request.

What does it cost?

Members pay a small subscription to help with costs of admin and room hire based on the following annual rates:

  • Family group: £75 per term, £200 per year
  • Adult: £50 per term, £135 per year
  • Child: £25 per term, £67.50 per year

You are welcome to come and try a couple of sessions with no obligation.

MRCO members are determined that there should be no financial restriction to anyone joining – and so we operate a ‘pay what you can – or not’ scheme.

How do I get my music?

We provide all music. Members who want to practise at home can find all the parts (together with rehearsal recordings) on the website. Have a look in our music section to see what we're playing. New members receive a login for the website with which they can download the sheet music.

How do I join?

If you are interested, drop us an email, or just turn up with your instrument (together with a music stand if you have one) on a Sunday evening.