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Symphony Orchestra

Herefordshire's only regular adult orchestra

The Hereford Symphony Orchestra (HSO) was founded in September 1958 as Hereford String Orchestra, an advanced strings evening class.

It quickly became established as an independent orchestra, and today it is the only regular adult orchestra in Herefordshire. The HSO has played under several conductors, Richard Coppack, Kenneth Woods, James Slater, Tim Harrison and currently Michael Bell MBE . Today the HSO consists of thirty to forty string players plus a number of of associate wind/brass/percussion players.

The Hereford Symphony Orchestra performs at least three concerts a year with music that has ranged from major symphonic classics by Vaughan Williams, Beethoven, Tchaikovsky and Brahms, to the film music of John Williams

Autumn Concert 2024: St Peter’s Church Celebration Concert

12th October 2024, 7.00pm

A wonderful programme of music performed by the Hereford Symphony Orchestra for the 950th Anniversary Celebration of St Peters, Hereford.  

Haydn London Symphony No. 104
Finzi Romance for Strings
Strauss Serenade for Wind

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Discover the wonder of classical music with the Hereford Symphony Orchestra

The Hereford Symphony Orchestra performs three concerts a year, ranging in size from smaller string based concerts through to full symphonic concerts. Tickets for all our upcoming concerts are available to purchase online.

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