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.

Support the Orchestra


Be part of the Orchestra as a non-playing member

Do you want to play with us?


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

We are particularly interested to hear from a Principal Oboe.

Please get in touch via our contact page.

We are recruiting!

Our next concert ‘Heart of the dance’ is being held on Sunday 13th May at 3pm

With themes from Glen Miller selection, Greig Norwegian Dances, Latin Dance selection, Dvorak Slavonic Dances, Sibelius Valse Triste, Staruss Roses from the south




Next concert

Saturday, November 24th 2018, 7:30pm at Square Chapel, Halifax

Reflections of War

Pomp and Circumstance #4 in G – Edward Elgar
Spitfire Prelude and Fugue – William Walton
War Elegy – Ivor Gurney
Mars – Gustav Holst
Symphony #5 – Vaughan Williams

Future Concerts

Saturday, March 9th 2019, 7:30pm at Square Chapel, Halifax

Romantic Masterpieces

Violin Concerto – Felix Mendelssohn
Symphony #4 – Gustav Mahler


Saturday, May 18th 2019, 7:30pm at Square Chapel, Halifax

Big screen, Small screen

Programme under development.
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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