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Welcome to the Havant Orchestras  –  Celebrating over 50 years of music

Welcome to the web site for the Havant Orchestras – the Havant Symphony Orchestra and the Havant Chamber Orchestra

Come and enjoy our concerts at Ferneham Hall in Fareham and other venues in the Havant, Hayling and Portsmouth area. 

Use the link buttons at the top of the page to find out more.

Latest news updates

22 May 2018:  Here’s a glowing review of the recent HCO concert by Stuart Reed for Music In Portsmouth: Review: Rose Hsien and Havant Symphony Chamber Orchestra’s May Concert

11 May 2018:  Stella Scott, Havant Orchestras principal cello (and HADOS administrator), will not be at the HCO concert on 19th May, for an excellent reason: Stella is rehearsing for a concert with Sir Simon Rattle!  See the news item for details.

11 May 2018:  Here’s a preview article by Stuart Reed for the next HCO concert: Preview: Rose Hsien and Havant Chamber Orchestra’s May Concert

11 May 2018:  2018-19 season announced! 
The programme of Havant Orchestras concerts for the 2018/19 season is now available on this website, together with information about booking season tickets.  See the news item for details. 

11 May 2018:  The Havant Orchestras Newsletter for May 2018 is now available, including additional information about the HCO concert at Ferneham Hall, Fareham, on Saturday 19th May. 

Selected events

See our Events page for many more local classical music events (mainly amateur orchestral concerts) around the region. 


Raphael Wallfisch 
Sat 7 Jul 2018, 7.30pmNext HSO concert at Oaklands School, Waterlooville, conducted by Jonathan Butcher and Richard Miller , with cello soloist Raphael Wallfisch – Borodin, Finzi, Tchaikovsky 


Ruth Hallows 
Sat 22 Sep 2018, 7.30pmPopular Classics HSO concert at Hayling Island Community Centre, conducted by Richard Miller, our 2017-2018 student conductor , with cello soloist Ruth Hallows – von Suppé, Haydn, Brahms 


Robert Blanken 
Sat 13 October 2018, 7.30pmNext HCO concert at Ferneham Hall, Fareham, with conductor Robin Browning and soloist Robert Blanken – Mozart and Haydn 

See HCO in action

Robin Browning, HCO conductor, created a video containing extracts from the February 2015 HCO concert, originally for a news article about his appointment as HCO Musical Director on his website www.robinbrowning.com

Listen to extracts

Play start of 4th movement of the Maurice Blower Symphony in C (from the HSO CD recording)

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More HSO extracts

HCO extract

Music In Portsmouth
Supporting Music in Portsmouth
The Havant Orchestras are administered by
Havant and District Orchestral Society,
Registered Charity No. 288747
President: The Rt Hon the Lord Willetts
Patrons: The Mayor of Havant; The Mayor of Fareham
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