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 visit 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:

15th September 2018
Yorkshire & Humberside Kirkbymoorside Friday Rehearsal Orchestra
Sheffield Viola Ensemble
North West SK Community Wind Band
East Midlands The Boston Orchestra
Boston Sinfonia
30th July 2018
Yorkshire & Humberside Hull Late Starters Salon Orchestra
East Midlands K Adult String Orchestra
London Enfield Concert Band
12th August 2018
Scotland Highland Chamber Orchestra
4th August 2018
Heart Of England Newcastle-under-Lyme Community Orchestra
North West Mereside Brass
30th July 2018
South West Bristol Reggae Orchestra
Yorkshire & Humberside South Leeds Community Orchestra
24th July 2018
Heart Of England The Real String Orchestra
23rd July 2018
Central Southern Winchester Music Club Orchestra
24th June 2018
Wales North Wales Clarinet Choir
Maldwyn Strings
London Wyatt Sinfonia
Hammig String Workshops
Yorkshire & Humberside Thirsk Sinfonia
South West Sunset Swing
Bath Spa Brass Band
Central Southern Crendon Chamber Orchestra
The Royal County of Berkshire Army Cadet Force Band, Bugles & Corps of Drums
23rd May 2018
Heart of England Ellesmere Sinfonia
East Anglia Take Note - concert band
London London Amateur Orchestra
2nd May 2018
East Anglia St Gregory's Orchestra
Central Southern Farlington Guitar Workshop
22nd April 2018
Heart of England Heart of England Recorder Orchestra
4th April 2018
South West Saltford Wind Chamber Music Ensemble
3rd April 2018
North West Preston Flute Group
1st April 2018
London Paddington Railway Band
18th March 2018
Central Southern Fareham Tutti Flutti Flute Choir
Heart of England Sutton Swing Band
Cumbria Kendal String Orchestra
4th March 2018
London London Incidental Orchestra
25th February 2018
Central Southern Test Valley Sinfonia
Sibford Community Orchestra
19th February 2018
London Fitznells Concert Band
Central Southern Southampton Grad Band
Northumbria Bede Wind
28th January 2018
East Midlands Charnwood Concert Bands
CoMA Leeds
Yorkshire & Humberside Culture:Orchestra Hull
Culture:WindOrchestra Hull
Wales St Anne's Orchestra
8th January 2018
South West Bristol's Westbury Park Orchestra
South East Guildford Flute Choir
East Anglia West Norfolk Music Centre Beginner Band
West Norfolk Music Centre Wind Band
West Norfolk Music Centre Orchestra
1st January 2018
East Anglia Newmarket Chamber Orchestra
29th December 2017
Heart of England Rutland Ensemble
Rutland Cello Ensemble
Northern Musical Theatre Orchestra
Central Southern Sarisbury Green Big Band
Royal British Legion Mid Shires Band
North West St Helens Concert Band
9th December 2017
Central Southern Didcot Concert Orchestra
London Eltham Park Pleasant Sunday Afternoon Orchestra
4th December 2017
North West Worsley Concert Band
Red Rose Band
Nessie's Monster Band