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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

19 Aug 2015: Tickets for the HCO concert with Craig Ogden at Ferneham Hall on Sunday 11th October are now available from the Ferneham Hall booking office.  Click the Tickets button in the concert details for more information. 

21 Jul 2015: We are very pleased to announce that the Bob Harding Bursary for Young Conductors for the season 2015-16 has been awarded to Joseph Beckhelling, from the University of Southampton.  See the news item for further details. 

13 Jul 2015: The playful Spanish rhythms in Kabalevsky’s Colas Breugnon Overture were brilliantly accentuated and set the mood for what promised to be a wholly rewarding concert…  See our Reviews page for a link to Alex Creamer’s review of the HSO Oaklands concert in the Portsmouth News. 

3 Jul 2015: The Havant Orchestras Newsletter for July 2015 is now available, including additional information about the HSO concert at Oaklands School, Waterlooville, on Saturday 11th July. 

28 Jun 2015:  We’ve moved!  This website has moved to  Please ensure any bookmarks or links to this site are updated to use the new name.  See the news item for more information. 

8 May 2015:  2015-16 season announced! 
Full details of the Havant Orchestras concert programme for the 2015/16 season are now available on this website, together with information about booking season tickets

8 May 2015: We have expanded the scope of our Events page to include several other orchestras.  See the news item for details. 

Selected events

Sun 13 Sep 2015, 3:00pmConcert of baroque concertos at Droxford Church by players from the Havant Orchestras, with leader Cathy Mathews – Bach, Corelli, Telemann, Vivaldi

Alexander Ullman
Sat 19 Sep 2015, 7:30pmNext HSO concert: ‘Popular Classics’ at Hayling Island Community Centre with conductor Colin Jagger and soloist Alexander Ullman – Weber, Chopin, Tchaikovsky. 

Craig Ogden
Sun 11 Oct 2015, 7:30pmNext HCO concert at Ferneham Hall, Fareham, with conductor Robin Browning and soloist Craig Ogden – Beethoven, Rodrigo, Brahms. 

See the Events page for many more classical music events around the region. 

See HCO in action

Robin Browning, HCO conductor, has included a video containing extracts from the February 2015 HCO concert in 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

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Supported by:
Hampshire County Council
The Havant Orchestras are administered by
Havant and District Orchestral Society,
Registered Charity No. 288747
President: The Rt Hon David Willetts
Patrons: The Mayor of Havant; The Mayor of Fareham
Affiliated to:
Making Music

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