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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

29 Nov 2019:  The Havant Orchestras Newsletter for December 2019 is now available, including additional information about the HSO concert at Oaklands School, Waterlooville, on Saturday 7th December. 
24 Oct 2019:  To avoid browser warnings about the website being “not secure”, we have turned on secure access, and requests via the http protocol are now converted to the secure https protocol instead.  This should not make any difference to most users except to remove the warnings.  See the news item for more details. 

Upcoming events


Mikhail Lezdkan 
Sat 8 Feb 2020, 7.30pmNext HCO concert at Holy Trinity Church, Fareham, with conductor Robin Browning and soloist Mikhail Lezdkan – Mozart, Tchaikovsky, Glazunov, Haydn 
Sun 8 Mar 2020, 2.30pmHSO Family Concert at Oaklands School, Waterlooville, conducted by Jonathan Butcher and bursary student Avi TalerPaddington Bear’s First Concert plus music from Harry Potter, The Nutcracker and more!

Charlie Lovell-Jones 
Sat 21 Mar 2020, 7.30pmNext HSO concert at Oaklands School, Waterlooville, conducted by Jonathan Butcher and bursary student Avi Taler, with soloist Charlie Lovell-Jones – Ireland, Grieg, Dvořák, Elgar 

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

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