Welcome to the Henley Symphony Orchestra

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The Henley Symphony Orchestra was founded in 1970 and we are now one of the leading amateur orchestras in the country. We attract some 70 players from across the Thames Valley.

Under the guidance of our music director, Ian Brown, the orchestra promotes an annual series of four concerts and engages internationally acclaimed soloists, providing high-quality classical music for the enjoyment of local concert goers.

The orchestra was originally brought together to give a concert in a large marquee at Shiplake College one summer but the success of that concert led to the establishment of the orchestra on a permanent footing.

Find out more about us

Would you like to be notified of future concerts? By selecting "Notify Me About Concerts" on the contact page, you will receive performance details and advanced information on ticket sales for our concerts throughout the year.

VACANCIES IN THE ORCHESTRA

We currently have vacancies for the following instruments:

  • Timpani
  • Double Bass
  • Violins (must be grade 8 standard or above)

WE ALWAYS HAVE ROOM FOR MORE FRIENDS OF THE ORCHESTRA

We have around 150 friends who support us both financially and by regularly attending our concerts. With an annual contribution of just £20 per year, see what benefits you will receive.

Henley Music School

HSO and Henley Music School are proud partners and friends; together they hope to promote the love of music and ensure music education is available to all.

Henley Music School provides Henley and surrounding areas with all types of music education from individual lessons and small groups to large ensembles and school clubs. It promises to provide music education to any child regardless of age, ability, background and can provide bursaries up to 100% so that all children can take part, with a free loan of an instrument.

To find out more please visit their website or send them an email

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