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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 May 2022:  2022-23 season announced! 
Full details of the Havant Orchestras concert programme for the 2022/23 season are now available on this website, together with information about booking season tickets

In addition to the main concerts, we also now have details of our ‘Popular Classics’ concert by Havant Symphony Orchestra at Hayling Island Community Centre on 1st October 2022. 

See the news item for more information. 

21 Apr 2022:  HSO players please note:  The bursary auditions in July will now be on Thursday 7th July, 7.00pm, at Hayling Island Community Centre (our usual location for September concerts).  See the rehearsals page for further details. 
14 Apr 2022:  Tickets are now available on TicketSource for the July HSO Concert (60th Anniversary Concert) at Oaklands School. 

Covid-19 precautions are no longer legally required, but for safety and comfort we still plan to continue precautions including limited audience numbers with distancing between separately booked tickets and no pre-concert talk.  See the news item for more information. 

Upcoming events

We have had to modify our plans for this season because of the risks associated with the continuing spread of Covid-19.  We had a smaller HCO concert in October, and we resumed our planned schedule with our main HSO concert in November, although with distanced seating and other Covid precautions. 

See our Concerts page for our plans for the 2021-22 season, which is the 60th Anniversary season for HSO. 

Melina Mandozzi 
Sat 2 Jul 2022, 7.30pm
HSO ◆ 60th Anniversary Concert ◆ at Oaklands Catholic School, Waterlooville, conducted by Jonathan Butcher, with soloist Melina Mandozzi – Dukas, Tchaikovsky, Berlioz, Rachmaninov 

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

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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