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This is a summary of recent changes and additions to this website, with links to more details further down the page or elsewhere on the site.

25th February 2024 Players from several orchestras across the region (including some from HCO) are getting together on Sunday 3rd March at Turner Sims for a Tchaikathon – three concerts in one day of Tchaikovsky’s most popular music, including the violin concerto with Laura Rickard, to raise funds for the Mountbatten Hampshire hospice.  Book all three and the third one is half price! See our Events page for more details. 
4th February 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 the home 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. 
27th January 2024 The Havant Orchestras Newsletter for January 2024 is now available, including additional information about the HCO concert at Holy Trinity Church, Fareham, on Saturday 3rd February. 
15th January 2024 At our December concert, conductor Jonathan Butcher read out a poem by our supporter Mike Saunders about the orchestra, complete with actions from the relevant players.  We have been provided with a link to a YouTube video of this entertaining interlude, kindly provided by MusicFan: https://youtu.be/Gnjaqzyl8VM.  (The link and attribution have been corrected after we were alerted that the previous link was to a copy that had not been approved for publication).
9th January 2024 Tickets are now available on TicketSource for the HSO Sunday Afternoon Spring Concert at Oaklands Catholic School, Waterlooville, at 2.30pm on Sunday 10th March. 
1st December 2023 The Havant Orchestras Newsletter for December 2023 is now available, including additional information about the HSO Afternoon Winter Concert at Oaklands Catholic School, Waterlooville, at 2.30pm on Saturday 9th December. 
21st November 2023 Tickets are now available on TicketSource for the HCO concert on Saturday 3rd February 2024 at Holy Trinity Church, Fareham. 
7th Oct 2023 The Havant Orchestras Newsletter for October 2023 is now available, including additional information about the HCO concert at Holy Trinity Church, Fareham, on Saturday 14th October. 
5th October 2023 Tickets are now available on TicketSource for the HSO Afternoon Winter Concert at Oaklands Catholic School, Waterlooville, at 2.30pm on Saturday 9th December. 
11th August 2023 Tickets are now available on TicketSource for the HCO concert on Saturday 14th October 2023 at Holy Trinity Church, Fareham. 
1st August 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. 
9th July 2023 Formal Notice of AGM
The AGM of Havant and District Orchestral Society (HADOS) for the 2022-23 season will be held at 7.00pm on Friday 1st September 2023 at The Pallant Centre, Havant PO9 1BE.  All members of the Society (that is, playing members and season ticket holders) are invited to attend. 

There are vacancies on the committee.  Nominations for election may be sent to the Chairman in advance (with the names of candidate, proposer and seconder) or submitted at the meeting.  If there are more nominations than places available, elections will be held during the meeting.

After a short break for refreshments, the AGM will be followed by the first rehearsal for the Popular Classics concert.  Season ticket holders are very welcome to stay and listen to our rehearsal. 

6th July 2023 Tickets are now available on TicketSource for the HSO Popular Classics concert at Hayling Island Community Centre, at 7.30pm on Saturday 16th September. 
2nd July 2023 The Havant Orchestras Newsletter for July 2023 is now available, including additional information about the HSO ‘Last Night...’ summer evening concert at Oaklands Catholic School, Waterlooville, at 7.30pm on Saturday 8th July. 
14th May 2023 Ahead of our special HCO concert on Beethoven, HCO Music Director Robin Browning was interviewed by Simon O’Hea of the website Music in Portsmouth.  The article has been published here
14th May 2023 The Havant Orchestras Newsletter for May 2023 is now available, including additional information about the HCO concert at Holy Trinity Church, Fareham, on Saturday 20th May. 
13th May 2023 2023-24 season announced! 
Full details of the Havant Orchestras concert programme for the 2023/24 season are now available on this website, together with information about booking season tickets.  As there are still more concerts in the current season, the main Concerts and Tickets navigation buttons at the top of page will still take you to the current season’s details for now, but you can then select the button on the right for next season's details. 

Printed brochures and season ticket forms will be available at concerts, and brochures will also be made available via other locations such as local libraries and information centres. 

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 16th September 2023. 

29th April 2023 HSO players please note that the rehearsal on Friday 5th May is for strings only, at the Pallant Centre as usual.  See the HSO rehearsal details for further information. 
18th April 2023 The HSO rehearsal on Friday 21st April has now been cancelled because of key players being unavailable, so rehearsals for the July concert will now start with the full rehearsal on Friday 28th April.  See the HSO rehearsal details for further information. 
15th April 2023 HSO players, please note recent updates to the rehearsal details for the July concert. 
5th April 2023 Tickets are now available on TicketSource for the HSO summer evening concert at Oaklands Catholic School, Waterlooville, at 7.30pm on Saturday 8th July. 
18th March 2023 The Havant Orchestras Newsletter for March 2023 is now available, including additional information about the HSO Sunday afternoon Spring concert at Oaklands Catholic School, Waterlooville, at 2.30pm on Sunday 26th March. 
11th March 2023 Tickets are now available on TicketSource for the HCO concert on Saturday 20th May 2023 at Holy Trinity Church, Fareham. 
27th January 2023 The Havant Orchestras Newsletter for February 2023 is now available, including additional information about the HCO concert at Holy Trinity Church, Fareham, on Saturday 4th February. 
20th January 2023 Tickets are now available on TicketSource for the HSO Sunday afternoon Spring concert at Oaklands Catholic School, Waterlooville, at 2.30pm on Sunday March 26th. 

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