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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

7 Jul 2014: Pianist Karen Kingsley is always a pleasure to hear and was at her ‘singing’ best in the nocturne-like slow movement of Chopin’s E minor concerto…  See our Reviews page for a link to Mike Allen’s review of the HSO July concert in the Portsmouth News. 

28 Jun 2014: The Havant Orchestras Newsletter for July 2014 is now available, including additional information about the HSO concert at Ferneham Hall, Fareham, on Saturday 5th July. 

9 May 2014: 2014-15 season announced!  Full details of the Havant Orchestras concert programme for the 2014/15 season are now available on this website, together with information about booking season tickets

28 Apr 2014: The Havant Symphony Orchestra is looking for new players!  We would like to expand our regular membership and also have additional players available to fill in when our regular players are unavailable.  See the Joining page for more details. 

Events summary

Mon 25 Aug 2014, 7:30pm:  Choral and orchestral concert: Myriad Chamber Orchestra and Eternal Voices choir at St James Church, Emsworth. 

Fenella Humphreys
Sat 20 Sep 2014, 7:30pmHSO pre-season ‘Popular Classics’ concert at Hayling Island Community Centre, with conductor Colin Jagger and soloist Fenella Humphreys – Beethoven, Bruch, Dvořák.  You can now book tickets online via TicketSource.

Sat 18 Oct 2014, 7:30pmNext HCO concert at Ferneham Hall, Fareham, with conductor Robin Browning and soloist Philip Handy – William Mathias, Schumann, Beethoven. 

Listen to extracts

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

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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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