About the orchestra

The Halifax Symphony Orchestra is one of the UK’s oldest non-professional orchestras. Now in our 136th concert season the Orchestra is looking forward to 2017/18 with confidence and optimism.

Members from all walks of life, within and around Calderdale and beyond share a passion for playing together. The players are variously teachers, semi-professionals and retired professionals along with a positive group of dedicated amateurs.

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 Do you play an instrument to Grade 6 and above and would like to play in an orchestra?

We are particularly interested to expand our string sections and would like to hear from a general percussionist.

Please get in touch via our contact page.

We are recruiting!

Spring Concert



Next concert

Saturday, November 25th 2017 at 7.30pm at Square Chapel, Halifax

Romantic Encounters

Khovanschina: Overture  – Modest Mussorgsky
Piano Concerto No.2 with soloist Joshua Kelly – Sergei Rachmaninov
Scheherazade – Nicolai Rimsky-Korsakov

Future Concerts

Monday, December 11th 2017, 7.30pm at Heath United Reformed Church, Halifax

Christmas Concert

A selection of Christmas Music and Carols

 Saturday, March 10th 2018, 7.30pm at Square Chapel, Halifax

Masters of Europe

Overture Die Meistersinger – Wagner
Cello Concerto – Dvorak
Symphony No1 – Sibelius

 Sunday, May 13th 2018, 3pm at Square Chapel, Halifax

Heart of the Dance

A selection of dances including Grieg’s Norwegian dances,
Dvorak’s Slavonic dances, extracts from Bernstein’s West Side Story,
Tchaikovsky’s Sleeping Beauty and others.
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Ticket Information

Ticket and concert information

Orchestra performances are held at Square Chapel in Halifax.

Located next to the historic Piece Hall at 10 Square Road, Halifax, West Yorkshire, HX1 1QG

For ticket information, please visit Square Chapel or call the box office on 01422 349422


Notable Members