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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

27 Mar 2017: At their latest concert, the mayor of Havant, Faith Ponsonby, thanked the Havant Symphony Orchestra for their work in presenting concerts in the borough. … See our Reviews page for a link to Geoff Porter’s review of the HSO concert in the Portsmouth News. 

18 Mar 2017: The Havant Orchestras Newsletter for March 2017 is now available, including additional information about the HSO concert with Tom Torley (tuba) at Oaklands School, Waterlooville, on Saturday 25th March. 

20 Feb 2017: Some people have been looking for a review of our recent HCO concert with James Turnbull.  Unfortunately, the reviewer was unable to make it to the concert (car trouble) so there isn't one at the moment.  But if you were at the concert, please feel free to let us know what you thought of it! 

Selected events

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


Roger Owens 
Sat 20 May 2017, 7.30pmNext HCO concert at Ferneham Hall, Fareham, with conductor Robin Browning and soloist Roger Owens – All-Beethoven concert, including Piano Concerto No 3 and the famous Symphony No 5


Peter Foggitt 
Sat 8 Jul 2017, 7.30pmNext HSO concert at Oaklands School, Waterlooville conducted by Jonathan Butcher and Tom Griffin with soloist Peter Foggitt – Delius, Khachaturian, and Holst’s ‘Planets’ suite 


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 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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