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 2018/19 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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Our next concert ‘Big screen, Small screen’ will be held on Saturday 18th May at 7:30pm.

An evening of music from the world of movies, TV and Gaming with hits from:

The Greatest Showman, Star wars, Gabriel's Oboe, TV themes and Classic Gaming tunes and others




Next concert

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

Big screen, Small screen

Music from the world of movies, TV and Gaming including hits from:
The Greatest Showman, Star wars, Gabriel’s Oboe. TV themes and Classic Gaming tunes.

Future Concerts

Saturday, November 23rd 2019, 7:30pm at Square Chapel, Halifax

From Russia with Love

Ruslan and Ludmilla Overture – Glinka
Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini – Rachmaninov
Symphony No. 4 – Tchaikovsky


Sunday 8th March 2020, 3:00pm at Square Chapel, Halifax

North and South

Triumphal March from Aida – Verdi
Peer Gynt Suites (extracts) – Grieg
Carmen Suite (extracts) – Bizet
Symphony No. 4 – Nielsen


Saturday May 16th 2020, 7:30pm at Square Chapel, Halifax

Springing into Summer

A selection of classical/popular music on a summer theme

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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