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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

10 Mar 2018:  The Havant Orchestras Newsletter for March 2018 is now available, including additional information about the HSO concert at Oaklands School, Waterlooville, on Saturday 17th March. 

3 Mar 2018:  Here’s a preview article by Stuart Reed for the next HSO concert: Preview: Havant Symphony Orchestra Spring Concert Liszt, Dvorak and Mussorgsky

24 Feb 2018:  The News has an article about local orchestras (including the Havant Orchestras) in its Weekend Magazine:  Classical music is Bach in fashion as orchestras grow

Selected events

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

Rose Hsien 
Sat 19 May 2018, 7.30pmNext HCO concert at Ferneham Hall, Fareham, with conductor Robin Browning and soloist Rose Hsien – Dvořák and Mozart 

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 

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

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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