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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

26 Jul 2022:  If you missed the 60th Anniversary noticeboard display at the recent concert, photos of the display are now available here.  See the news item for more information. 
23 Jul 2022: 
Formal Notice of AGM
The AGM for the 2021-22 season will be held at 7.00pm on Friday 9th September 2022 at The Pallant Centre, Havant PO9 1BE.  It will be followed by a rehearsal for the Popular Classics concert.  See the news item for details. 
10 Jul 2022:  HSO players, please note that the first HSO rehearsal (and AGM) in September will now be on Friday 9th September.  See the news item for details. 
8 Jul 2022:  We are delighted to announce that the Bob and Beryl Harding Bursary for Young Conductors for the 2022-23 season has been awarded to James Thomas, from Chichester University.  We are eagerly looking forward to working with him during the season. 
3 Jul 2022:  As part of our 60th Anniversary celebrations Music in Portsmouth has published some interviews with some of our longest standing members by our publicity officer Helen Taylor. 

Upcoming events

See our Concerts page for our plans for the 2022-23 season. 

Mira Marton 
Sat 1 Oct 2022, 7.30pmNext HSO concert: Pre-season Popular Classics at Hayling Island Community Centre, conducted by recent bursary student Avi Taler, with soloist Mira Marton – Beethoven, Mendelssohn, Schubert, Johann Strauss Jr

Laura RickardElliott Perks
Laura Rickard and Elliott Perks 
Sat 15 Oct 2022, 7.30pm
Next HCO concert:
Concert in memory of Brian Howells at Holy Trinity Church, Fareham, conducted by Robin Browning, with soloists Laura Rickard and Elliott Perks – Holst, Mozart, Puccini 

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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