We meet each Monday evening during Hampshire term time, from 7.30 – 9.30pm at The Friends Meeting House, 1a Ordnance Road, Southampton, SO15 2AZ, with a short break for tea and chat during the rehearsal.

Our repertoire is normally any string orchestra music we think we can manage from Corelli to Bartok, and occasionally beyond. The emphasis is on shaping performances which give pleasure, stimulus and satisfaction mainly to the players themselves, but a couple of times a year we also hope similarly to engage our audiences.


We invite you to join us for some introductory rehearsals, free of charge, whilst you try some of our repertoire and get to know us. We will probably ask you to sit at the front of the section for part of one rehearsal. If you would then like to consider becoming a member of the orchestra, we will discuss with you whether your skills are a good fit for our current balance of string players.

As a member, we ask for subs of £90 per year (or £45 twice a year), to cover hall hire, music costs etc, and for a commitment to participate in two concerts a year.

Do please get in touch if you'd like to try us out!

2018-2019 Season Calendar

Rehearsal dates are show below - more details will follow soon.

Rehearsal Schedule

Date Repertoire Notes
3rd September 2018 Rehearsals restart
10th September 2018
17th September 2018
24th September 2018
1st October 2018
8th October 2018 Brandenburg III - movement 1, Mozart I/II, Ireland II/III, Britten II/III
15th October 2018 Brandenburg III - 1st movement, Mendelssohn 1,2,3, Ireland 2,3, Britten 2, 3, Mozart 1,2
22nd October 2018 NO REHEARSAL HALF TERM
29th October 2018
5th November 2018 Bach I (III beginning), Mozart I (II/III beginning), Britten II/III
12th November 2018 Mozart I/II/III, Ireland II/III
19th November 2018 Ireland I/II/III, Mozart I/II/III
26th November 2018 Ireland I/II/III/IV, Bach I
3rd December 2018 Britten I/II/III/IV, Ashokan Farewell, Gabriel's Oboe
10th December 2018 Mendelssohn I (II), Britten II/III, Bach I, Ireland II/III, Mozart I
17th December 2018 Mozart I, Ashokan Farewell, Gabriel's Oboe "Bring and share" supper.
24th December 2018 NO REHEARSAL Christmas eve!
31st December 2018 NO REHEARSAL New Year's Eve!
7th January 2019 Mendelssohn I/II Rehearsals restart
14th January 2019/td> Bach I
21st January 2019 Mendelssohn I (II), Ireland II/III, Britten II/III, Gabriel's Oboe, Ashokan Farewell, Mozart I, Bach I
Saturday 26th January 2019 Winter Concert, 3pm St. James Church West End

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