orchestra from behind

The Orchestra meets weekly on Thursdays, from 7.30 to 10pm, at Rotherfield Hall, Henley College (directions are below). Rehearsals are taken by Ian Brown, our Music Director, assisted by professional coaches.

We welcome new members

If you would like further information or if you play an orchestral instrument to a high standard and are interested in joining the Orchestra, please contact our secretary, Maureen Idowu, on 0118 9665644 or send us a message via the contact form.


Rehearsal Schedules

For your phone, tablet or computer, a calendar is available: Click Here to add the rehearsals and concerts to your calendar.

Schedule for Autumn 2018

Date Venue Notes
13 September Henley College  
20 September Henley College  
27 September Henley College  
4 October Henley College  
11 October Henley College  
18 October Henley College  
1 November Henley College  
8 November Henley College  
15 November Henley College  
18 November (Sunday) Reading Concert Hall 12:00pm rehearsal
4:00pm concert
22 November Henley College AGM
29 November Henley College  
6 December Henley College  
13 December Henley College  
16 December (Sunday) Christ Church 2:00pm rehearsal
4:30pm concert
6:30pm concert
Christmas break


Schedule for Spring 2019

Date Venue Notes
10 January Henley College  
17 January Henley College  
24 January Henley College  
31 January Henley College  
7 February Henley College  
14 February Henley College  
28 February Henley College  
7 March Henley College  
14 March Henley College  
17 March (Sunday) The Hexagon 2:30pm rehearsal
7:30pm concert
21 March Henley College  
28 March Henley College  
Easter break


Schedule for Summer 2019

Date Venue Notes
25 April Henley College  
2 May Henley College  
9 May Henley College  
16 May TBC Open Evening
23 May Henley College  
6 June Henley College  
13 June Henley College  
20 June Henley College  
27 June Henley College  
4 July Henley College  
11 July Henley College  
13 July (Saturday) Henley Festival 9:30am rehearsal
11:30am concert
Summer break


The Henley Symphony Orchestra made recordings of two of their concert pieces for a BBC competition.
One of these recordings may be downloaded below: (If you wish to download and keep these files, right click on them and then select "Save link as...")
Tchaikovsky - Sleeping Beauty Waltz


Also available here is the Henley Symphony Orchestra's Annual Report and Accounts for the year 2017-2018.


Directions to Rotherfield Hall

Postcode: RG9 1TY

Rotherfield Hall of Henley College can be found from the centre of Henley by going up Gravel Hill, behind the Town Hall.

Take the first left into Deanfield Avenue (opposite the late George Harrison's 'Friar Park'). Just as the road drops downhill to the left, turn right up a narrow driveway called Paradise Road. Follow this up to the top of the hill, and park.

The Hall is accessed through the main red brick building on the left.


Directions to Trinity School

Trinity School, Vicarage Road, Henley

Postcode: RG9 1HJ