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.

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

Latest News

Poster 2 July 16

Poster for our 2nd July Concert at Christ Church, Malvern. (Artwork by Emi Cloke)

Our next season’s music and concert dates have been announced here including our annual Family Concert in November!

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Recent concerts:  On 2nd July we held our annual Chamber Concert at Christ Church in Malvern.  This featured a predominantly Classical repertoire and featuring soloists from our own orchestral members.  This year we performed two pieces by Mozart (Piano Concerto No.23 and his Overture to the Marriage of Figaro), Vivaldi’s Double Cello Concerto, Beethoven’s Romance for violin and Haydn’s Clock Symphony. Well done to our wonderful soloists!

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.