About the orchestra


The Halifax Symphony Orchestra is one of the UK’s oldest non-professional orchestras. Now in our 137th concert season the Orchestra is looking forward to 2019/20 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 registered charity 1069486 in England and Wales.

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Do you want to play with us?


We hope and continue planning for our concert in November however whether it will be possible and the repertoire as published will depend on rehearsals beginning in September. We may have to find another venue too because Square Chapel, our usual venue, is currently in administration.

Unfortunately, the current restrictions make it almost impossible to contact venues and so we cannot confirm anything yet so please keep an eye on our website and facebook page for news as we get it.

Halifax Symphony Orchestra - 13th June '20


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

We currently have vacancies for a Principal Oboe and 2 Cello players at Grade 7 standard and above.
Please e-mail Our Leader

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



Next concert

Saturday December 12th 2020, 2:00pm, The Minster, Halifax Cancelled

The second lock-down has removed our ability to rehearse so regrettably, we have had to cancel our Winter concert.

Future Concerts

Saturday March 6th 2021, 7:30pm , Venue – TBA Cancelled


Cosi fan Tutte overture – Wolfgang Mozart

Brahms Variations on a theme – Joseph Hadyn

Symphony #3 Eroica – Ludvig van Beethoven


Saturday May 15th 2021, 7:30pm, Venue – TBA Cancelled

Springing into Summer

Pastoral Symphony (Highlights) – Ludwig van Beethoven

Walk to the Paradise Garden – Frederick Delius

Midsummer Night’s Dream – Felix Mendelssohn

Land of Mountain and Flood – Hamish McCunn

Summer Evening – Kodaly

and summer music made popular by the Beach Boys, Fred Astaire, John Travolta and Olivia Newton John.


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



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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