“The thing that means most to me about New Note Orchestra is having a safe space in which to express myself. At the earlier stage that was enough but as I’ve progressed in recovery I’ve found a means to explore complex feelings within the music”. Deli – Glockenspiel
Where: St Lukes Church, 64 Old Shoreham Road, Brighton, BN1 5DD
Date and time: Every Tuesday evening 7-9pm (doors open at 6.30pm)
Rehearsals are open to anyone who is in recovery from addiction, regardless of musical ability. We welcome beginners through to professional musicians. We also welcome musicians who aren’t in recovery but would like to offer their support.
Rehearsals are run by an experienced conductor and facilitator. They are inclusive, collaborative, fun and non-judgemental. They are designed for a mixed ability group as some of our members play by ear and can’t read music. We improvise and jam together and this helps us create some incredible music. You are welcome to come and watch a session without any obligation to join in.
Dogs are more than welcome…
New Note Orchestra member
"I look forward to the rehearsals every week and it's great to have something that is creative but recovery based. This has been a huge confidence booster for me".
Beginner - Percussion
"I've settled in well considering I'm not musically trained and can't read music. I've made some good friends and I'm really enjoying my time here".
New Note Orchestra guitar player
"The orchestra offers me structure at an uncertain time in my life. I like being with people who have similar experiences to me. It's fun and has given me a sense of belonging and its good to work with other people with other talents".