About the orchestra


The Halifax Symphony Orchestra is one of the UK’s oldest non-professional orchestras. Now in our 139th concert season the Orchestra is looking forward to 2021/22 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.

Halifax Orchestral Society is a registered charity 1069486 in England and Wales.

Support the Orchestra


Be part of the Orchestra as a non-playing member

Do you want to play with us?


Our next concert will be on Saturday evening, 26th March 2022 at Square Chapel, Halifax. Full details are on our Concerts Page below .


Do you play an instrument and would you like to play in the orchestra?

We currently have vacancies for a Principal Oboe and players in lower string, Viola, Cello and Double Bass.
Please e-mail Our Leader

Halifax Orchestral Society is a registered charity 1069486 in England and Wales.



Next concert

Saturday 14th May 2022 at 7:30 pm – Square Chapel, Halifax

Sounds of Summer

Walk to the Paradise Garden – Delius

Midsummer Night’s Dream overture – Mendelssohn

Land of the Mountain and the Flood – McCunn

Summer Evening – Kodaly

Pastoral Symphony (last two movements) – Beethoven

Singin’ in the Rain / Raindrops keep falling medley

Beach Boys medley

Crown Imperial March – Walton




Future Concerts

We will be publishing our 2022-2023 concert programme soon

Find out more

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