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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

11 May 2024:  String players from Havant Chamber Orchestra will be performing a concert as part of this year’s Waterlooville Music Festival, on Tuesday 11th June at 7.30pm in St George’s Church, Waterlooville.  For more details, see the music festival website
5 May 2024:  The Havant Symphony Orchestra on Friday 24th May is at Hayling Island Community Centre at 7pm, and will be an ‘Open Rehearsal’ where other players can join in.  See the news item for details. 
5 May 2024:  Our bursary student Enyi Okpara has been announced as Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra’s Calleva Assistant Conductor ahead of its 2024/25 season.  See the press release here.  We congratulate Enyi on this exciting new position! 
4 Feb 2024:  Advance tickets have now been made available on TicketSource for all of the remaining Havant Orchestras concerts for this season.  Use the "Tickets" buttons on event descriptions on this page to go directly to TicketSource, or use the "Tickets" buttons on the separate concert pages to see more details about the venues, ticket prices and seating layouts before visiting TicketSource. 

Upcoming events

See our Concerts page for more details about the 2023-24 season of Havant Orchestras concerts. 


Joseph Spooner 
Sat 13 Jul 2024, 7.30pm
Summer HSO concert: – Summer Evening concert at Oaklands Catholic School, Waterlooville, conducted by Jonathan Butcher, with soloist Joseph Spooner – Smetana, Elgar, Brahms

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
Making Music


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