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UK Amateur Orchestras

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, just pick the area you're in, click on the map and you'll be there... Some areas are better represented than others, but I'm adding new entries all the time.

.Take a look at the new map version of the orchestra list (click on the map)!

Orchestra Map

. 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


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Latest Additions:

8th December 2014
Yorks & Humberside Hull & East Yorkshire Concert Band
27th November 2014
London South East London Folk Orchestra
Scotland Bristo Community Concert Band
8th November 2014
Heart of England Alcester Victoria Silver Band
Wales Windbags
8th November 2014
East Anglia Maldon Orchestra
London City Lit Orchestra Workshops
30th October 2014
North West Manchester Medical Orchestra
27th October 2014
Wales Cathays Brass
Heart of England The Film Orchestra Community Band
The Film Orchestra String Orchestra
South East Synchordia
22nd October 2014
Cumbria Brampton Community Orchestra
East Midlands Lincoln Renaissance Band
City of Lincoln Waites
Scotland Livingston Winds
Central Southern Meon Valley Band
South East Sandwich Music Group
London HACS Millennium Symphony Orchestra
11th October 2014
South West The Royal Air Forces Association (RAFA) Concert Band
South East Harmonie Concert Band
London Mottingham Village Concert Band
Scotland St Vincent Baroque Players
East Anglia Waveney Sinfonia
24th September 2014
London Orchestra of the 19th Century
South East The Northiam Chamber Orchestra
18th September 2014
East Anglia Bedfordshire Woodwind Academy Flute Ensemble (BWAFE)
11th September 2014
Scotland Let's Make An Orchestra
London A Twist of Flutes
East Anglia City of Peterborough Youth Ensembles
Saffron Walden Symphony Orchestra
29th August 2014
Wales North Wales Philharmonic Orchestra
24th August 2014
East Midlands Newark & Sherwood Concert Band
23rd August 2014
West Country West Bristol Concert Band
19th August 2014
East Anglia Dunmow Wind Band
12th August 2014
South East Mayfield Silver Band
Yorks & Humberside Morley and District Concert Band
11th August 2014
Yorks & Humberside Hall Gate Chamber Orchestra
East Midlands Nottingham Orchestra Workshops
Wales Nantgaredig Community Band
Brecknock Sinfonia
Scotland Clyde Wind Ensemble
South East Worthing Adult Ensemble
Heart of England Warwickshire Baroque
10th August 2014
Central Southern Wessex Strings
27th July 2014
Central Southern Cholsey & Wallingford Concert Band
20th July 2014
Heart of England Ludlow Concert Band
Salon Orchestra - Worcester
Scirocco Wind Ensemble
Yorkshire & Humberside Yorkshire Chamber Orchestra
Chevin Beginners' Orchestra
Chevin Orchestra
Chapel Allerton Beginners' Orchestra
Chapel Allerton String Orchestra
Pudsey Beginners' Orchestra
Pudsey Orchestra
Pudsey Concert Band
Northern Ireland Playing for Pleasure
Belfast Bach Consort
Scotland Edinburgh Incidental Orchestra
South East Uckfield Concert Brass
2nd July 2014
North West Chapel Junior Wind Band
Glossop Beginner Band
Dark Peak Intermediate Band
Dark Peak Concert Band
Dark Peak Youth Orchestra
Dark Peak Symphonic Wind Bands