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.

Our next concert

We are excited to be performing the following largely French inspired programme on Saturday 13th May 7.30pm, at St Martin’s Church, London Road, Worcester:

Debussy – Prélude à l’après-midi d’un faune
Sibelius – Violin Concerto in D Minor Op.47 (Soloist Martin Cropper)
Berlioz – Symphony Fantastique

Tickets are available by contacting us here.

Come and Play Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring!

On Saturday 3rd June, for one day only, we will be exploring this exciting and challenging piece and are opening our doors to confident players, including those under 18.  You can find more information and apply here.


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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.