JOIN THE HSO

If you’re interested in joining the Harlow Symphony Orchestra, please don’t hesitate to contact us.


If you are not sure about joining the HSO for any reason, feel free to email us with any questions, or simply come along to one of our rehearsals or concerts to decide if you’d like to take part. We are a friendly orchestra with members from all walks of life, who simply enjoy making music together.


HSO generally performs 3 concerts each year, usually two in Harlow and one in Epping. We do not audition members, but do ask for a minimum standard (generally at least grade six depending on the instrument). We are always pleased to hear from string and brass players in particular.

While many of our players travel some distance to play with us, we are of course particularly interested to hear from orchestral musicians who live near Harlow.

Our rehearsal schedule usually comprises Tuesday evenings during the school term preceding each concert, under the guidance of our Music Director and Conductor, Andrew Bruce.


Rehearsals mostly take place at Tany's Dell Primary School. We understand that everyone has work and family commitments and therefore understand the need for flexibility – if you can’t play in every concert this is fine (though please do attend most rehearsals for any concert you would like to play in).


Please note:

We may retain your name and contact details in our lists of players and members. We will use this information to advise you about arrangements for rehearsals, concerts and other matters relating to the administration of the Orchestra as may be necessary. We may also pass on to you information about other musical events which might be of interest to you unless you specifically tell us not to do so. We will not divulge the information we hold about you to any other third party without your specific consent.  

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