We meet each Monday evening during Hampshire term time, from 7.30 to 9.30pm at The Friends' Meeting House, 1a Ordnance Road, Southampton, SO15 2AZ, with a short social break during the rehearsal (note that at the moment we cannot use the kitchen facilities at the Friends' Meeting House, so please bring your own drink).

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!

2021-2022 Season Calendar

Rehearsal dates for the first session of the 2021-2022 season are shown below.

Rehearsal Schedule

Date Repertoire Notes
6th September 2021 - return after the pandemic Mozart Divertimento No 2 in Bb, Warlock Capriol Suite
13th September 2021 Mozart, Warlock, Holst "St. Paul's Suite"
20th September 2021 New Conductor 1 Audition!
27th September 2021 Rehearsal

4th October 2021 New Conductor 2 Audition!
11th October 2021
18th October 2021
25th October 2021 NO REHEARSAL Half Term
1st November 2021
8th November 2021
15th November 2021
22nd November 2021
29th November 2021 (to include 10 minute mini-AGM)
6th December 2021
13th December 2021
20th December 2021 NO REHEARSAL Christmas/New Year break
27th December 2021 NO REHEARSAL Christmas/New Year break
3rd January 2022 NO REHEARSAL Christmas/New Year break
10th January 2022
17th January 2022
24th January 2022
31st January 2022
7th February 2022
14th February 2022
Saturday 19th February 2022 Provisional Concert Date
21st February 2022 NO REHEARSAL - half term
28th February 2022
7th March 2022
14th March 2022
21st March 2022
28th March 2022
4th April 2022
11th April 2022 NO REHEARSAL Easter break
18th April 2022 NO REHEARSAL Easter break
25th April 2022
2nd May 2022 NO REHEARSAL - bank holiday
9th May 2022 Capriol Suite
16th May 2022 Vivaldi, Purcell, Capriol
23rd May 2022 Vivaldi (with Ellabeth), maybe Mozart
30th May 2022 Capriol, Purcell, Mozart
6th June 2022
Saturday 11th June 2022 Concert at St Alban's Church, Swaythling
13th June 2022 Half rehearsal, half AGM
20th June 2022
27th June 2022

Music Library

Here is a link to a listing of the contents of the music library.

Northwood Music Library

Useful links