About the Society
The Orchestral Society was established in September 2013 by students undertaking the Music course who are members of the W.I.T Orchestra. The society is based in the College Street Campus and is open to all W.I.T students with an interest in Classical, jazz and contemporary styles of music.
The society welcomes students from a diverse range of studies who have an interest in orchestral playing or even just listening to/watching this style of music being performed.
The W.I.T Orchestra performs a number of concerts throughout the year, in W.I.T's Good Shepherd Chapel and in various other venues around the country.
The society aims to allow 'Classical' musicians from any course in W.I.T to join the orchestra. There are many musicians throughout W.I.T who do not get a chance to play their instruments, so this is the perfect chance!
The Orchestral Society can provide some instruments on a fee-based loan system to members who wish to join the orchestra but who do not currently have their own instruments with them. Members of the society do not necessarily have to join the orchestra if they wish, but rather avail of various offers and discounts to concerts and venues around Waterford purely as a result of being an Orchestral Society member.
Committee Members 2013-2014
W.I.T Orchestra rehearses each Wednesday evening from 6:00-7:30 in the Good Shepheard Chapel in the College St. Campus, during which time a full orchestra rehearsal takes place under the baton of Niall Crowley, with instrument tuition of professional teachers/musicians Eimear Heeney and Jonathan Bulfin.
For more information about the Society and how to join, please contact Clubs & Societies.