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The Havant Orchestras  –  Enjoy live orchestral concerts by local musicians!

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

Come and enjoy our concerts at venues in the Havant, Hayling and Fareham area. 

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

Latest news updates

14 Jul 2024: 

New website

For next season, 2024-25, the Havant Orchestras are moving to a new website being developed by Tim Mulkern (HSO trumpet), who is a professional website designer.  For information about next season’s events, visit the new site at

This old website is no longer being kept up to date, but is expected to be retained for now as it contains useful information (such as historical concert information and the music library catalogue) which is not currently available on the new website.  For full details and the background to this move see the news item

Upcoming events

For details of our next season, 2024-25, see the Concerts page on our new website:

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 Lord Willetts of Havant FRS
Patrons: The Mayor of Havant; The Mayor of Fareham
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