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Welcome to the Havant Orchestras  –  Celebrating over 50 years of music

Welcome to the web site for the Havant Orchestras – the Havant Symphony Orchestra and the Havant Chamber Orchestra

Come and enjoy our concerts at Ferneham Hall in Fareham and other venues in the Havant, Hayling and Portsmouth area. 

Use the link buttons at the top of the page to find out more.

Latest news updates

1 Apr 2014: Robert Blanken’s playing has long been one of the glories of the Hampshire music scene but he surely surpassed himself as soloist in Malcolm Arnold’s second clarinet concerto…  See our Reviews page for a link to Mike Allen's review in the Portsmouth News. 

Events summary

Tue 13 May 2014, 6:30pm Early piano recital at Chawton House Library: A Most Beloved Melody: British and American Piano Renderings of Favourite Songs, 1790-1850. 


Jon Yates
Sat 17 May 2014, 7:30pmNext HCO concert at Ferneham Hall, Fareham, with conductor Robin Browning and soloist Jon Yates – Beethoven, Hummel, Mendelssohn. 

Sun 15 June 2014, 7:30pmHavant Symphony Orchestra strings concert at St George’s Church, Waterlooville – Elgar, Grieg, Bach, Tchaikovsky, Britten. 


Karen Kingsley
Sat 5 Jul 2014, 7:30pmNext HSO concert at Ferneham Hall, Fareham, with conductor Tom Hammond and soloist Karen Kingsley – Berlioz, Tchaikovsky, Chopin, Elgar. 

Listen to extracts

Play start of 4th movement of the Maurice Blower Symphony in C (from the HSO CD recording)

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More HSO extracts

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Supported by:
Hampshire County Council
The Havant Orchestras are administered by
Havant and District Orchestral Society,
Registered Charity No. 288747
President: The Rt Hon David Willetts MP
Patrons: The Mayor of Havant; The Mayor of Fareham
Affiliated to:
Making Music
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