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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

21 Nov 2023:  Tickets are now available on TicketSource for the HCO concert on Saturday 3rd February 2024 at Holy Trinity Church, Fareham. 
1 Aug 2023:  We are delighted to announce that the Bob and Beryl Harding Bursary for Young Conductors for the 2023-24 season has been awarded to Enyi Okpara, from the Royal Academy of Music.  We are eagerly looking forward to working with him during the season. 
11 Sep 2022:  Are you a competent musician looking for orchestral playing opportunities at a high amateur standard?  Havant Symphony Orchestra is always interested to hear from potential new players, whether regular or just to help out when our regular players are unavailable.  Right now we are looking for additional players in all sections, especially woodwind and brass, where we have potential vacancies for new regular players.  See our Joining page for more details. 

Upcoming events

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

Alexandra Peel
Sat 3 Feb 2023, 7.30pm
Next HCO concert – HCO with violin soloist Alexandra Peel at Holy Trinity Church, Fareham, conducted by Robin Browning – Schubert, Mozart, Mendelssohn 

Joo Yeon Sir 
Sat 10 Mar 2024, 2.30pm
Next HSO concert: – Afternoon Spring concert at Oaklands Catholic School, Waterlooville, conducted by Jonathan Butcher, with soloist Joo Yeon Sir – Mussorgsky, Khachaturian, Dvořák

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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