Welcome to the Worcestershire Symphony Orchestra

Music is a vital part of our county’s cultural heritage, and the Worcestershire Symphony Orchestra is determined to keep it that way.

Ticket enquiries

Please click on “Contact Us” at the top right of this page and tell us how many tickets you would like.  (Rarely, there is a problem with the contact form, so in this case please contact us via our Facebook or Twitter pages and we’ll get on it!)

Adults: £12 Concessions: £10
Children: 1 free per adult ticket, £5 per additional child.

Latest News

Our concert dates for 2017 can be found here.

We are currently on our summer break, returning in September to rehearse for our annual Family friendly concert in November, which will have a dance music theme.

On 1st July we returned to Christ Church in Malvern, for our popular annual Chamber Concert. The orchestra performed Mozart’s Paris Symphony (No. 31 in D major), as well as showcasing the talents of our own members:

Mozart – Horn Concerto No.4 in Eb
Reinecke – Ballade for Flute Op. 288
Mozart – Violin Concerto No.4 in D Major
Weber – Bassoon Concerto
Vivaldi – Piccolo Concerto in C Major RV443
Mozart – Symphony No.31 in D Major K300 ‘Paris’

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Our History

Edward Elgar: The orchestra, which was founded over 100 years ago with the help of Edward Elgar, continues to recruit new players of all ages, bringing pleasure to audiences across Worcestershire. We perform at least four concerts a year.

Founded: The orchestra gave its first concert in the Public Hall on 26 April 1906, with Ivor Atkins conducting more than 100 players. Elgar assisted in drawing up the programme, and conducted occasionally in performances of his own works. His daughter, Carice, played the violin in the orchestra for many years.

Keith SladeConductor: Today, Keith Slade is Worcestershire Symphony Orchestra’s dynamic young conductor. He studied clarinet at the Royal Northern College of Music and is a former BBC Young Musician of the Year Woodwind Finalist. Keith was one of a handful of local people invited to meet HM the Queen during her visit to Worcester in 2012.  Click on the sidebar under ‘Social Profiles’ for Keith’s Twitter account.

New Members: We currently have more than 60 regular players but are always keen to hear from potential new members, particularly in the lower strings.