UK Amateur Orchestras

Places to play near to you

This is a jumping off point for an unofficial round-up of the huge number of non-professional orchestras and ensembles in the UK. A large number of them now have their own websites, and I get frequent e-mails from people looking for places to play and letting me know of orchestras I need to add to my list - I welcome the correspondence!

So, if you're looking for somewhere to play or somewhere to listen, select a region from the "Regions" drop-down above or click on the map and you'll be there...

For a more detailed map, with individual ensembles located, be sure to visited the "MAP" link above.

. London Scotland Northumbria Yorkshire/Humberside Cumbria North West England East Midlands Heart of England East Anglia Central Southern England South East England West Country Wales

Latest Additions:

19th October
South West Northampton Recorder Group
Central Southern Blewbury Brass Band
Yorks and Humberside Teesside Wind Band
East Anglia Brentwood Horn Club
London Kaleidoscope Wind
3rd October
South West St John Ambulance South West Band
East Midlands Loughborough Schools' Area Orchestra
Oadby and Wigston Civic Orchestra
London Household Division Musicians Association Band
Cumbria Kendal Concert Band
Heart of England Oswestry Sinfonia
North West Preston Semitones
10th September
North West Len Cooper Big Band
Yorks and Humberside Doncaster Symphony Orchestra
East Anglia Saffron Walden Town Band
London and South East The Orpington Band
30th August 2016
East Anglia Bedford Community Concert Orchestra
Yorks and Humberside New White Rose Orchestra
Cumbria Sedbergh Orchestra
7th August 2016
South West Brigstowe Village Band
Central Southern Christchurch and Highcliffe Brass Band
17th July 2016
Yorks and Humberside Harrogate Band
14th July 2016
South East National Youth Harp Orchestra of Great Britain
New Note Orchestra
Central Southern Encore Chichester Community Orchestra
Chichester Flute Choir
Reading Youth Orchestra
London Horizon Orchestra
Grimsdyke Brass
South West South West LGBT+ Symphony Orchestra
29th June 2016
London Pritchard Saxophone Ensemble
Central Southern Poole Light Orchestra
Yorks and Humberside White Rose Concert Band (WRCB)