Kirkcaldy Orchestral Society, Fife’s Community Orchestra – Spreading Across Fife

Despite the Kirkcaldy title, KOS draws members from across the whole of Fife with some players crossing the Forth from Edinburgh and the Lothians.

The Orchestra is gearing up for the start of its new season of rehearsals and concerts. The opening night is Tuesday 15th August and there is a new location. No longer rehearsing at Balwearie High School, KOS is now based at Kirkcaldy’s Old Kirk in Kirk Wynd.

For many years, Kirkcaldy Orchestral Society has performed most of its concert at the Old Kirk – and already feels at home where it will now be for all its functions.

Rehearsals begin at 6.45pm on Tuesday 15th August and there will be a warm welcome for all members and an invitation to new members to attend. There is space in most departments of the orchestra for new players to participate.

Plans for the year include concerts – on Tuesday 3rd October with a selection of short popular pieces as well as Eilidh Randall playing Bruch’s Romanze for viola and orchestra – on Sunday 17th December along with the Langtoun Singers and offering seasonal music including ballet music from Nutcracker, – an appearance at Fife Festival of Music in February and two concerts in March. On 16th March, KOS will perform at Queen Anne High School, Dunfermline and on Sunday 18th March at the Old Kirk, Kirkcaldy. These two performances will include the trumpet Concerto by Bruce Fraser with soloists John Wallace and Kate Cooper.