New Note Orchestra

New Note Orchestra helps people in recovery from drug and alcohol addiction. It is the first ‘recovery’ orchestra in the world.

Our Mission

New Note Orchestra has three aims:

1. To create new and original music of great quality

2. To help people sustain and maintain their recovery from drink and drug addiction

3. To reduce stigma around alcoholism and addiction

Where & When

St Lukes Church

64 Old Shoreham Road, Brighton, BN1 5DD

Every Tuesday evening 7pm – 9pm

We begin setting up at 6pm. If you want to join us please come at 6.30 and we can help you settle in. The session starts at 7pm.

Fresh fruit, cakes, biscuits, teas and coffees are provided throughout the sessions.

We help our musicians compose new music, learn skills along the way and be inspired. Through our public performances we tackle the stigmas surrounding alcoholism and addiction. Improvisation is at the heart of everything we do and enables us to be inclusive. Anyone can join. We welcome complete beginners who can’t read music through to professional musicians.

NNO creates a community where the players actively support each other. It helps to open up pathways to mainstream opportunities in education, training, work experience and employment. 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. And dogs are more than welcome.