The Hereford String Orchestra (HSO) was founded in September
1958 as an advanced strings evening class. It quickly became
established as an independent orchestra, and today it is the
only regular adult orchestra in Herefordshire. Although
initially founded as a string group, it quickly developed a
pattern of concerts including wind, brass and percussion
players and sometimes choral groups. In the past the HSO
joined together with the Hereford Orchestral Society to give
large symphony concerts. But when the Society ceased to
function, the HSO took over such concerts. Despite its name Hereford String Orchestra also performs chamber and symphonic music with regular associate wind/brass/percussion players. The HSO also continues
to join with local choral societies from time to time. For
more information on the history of the HSO click here.
|Saturday, 27th June 2015
Leominster Priory, 7.30PM
Conductor Thomas Payne
Brahms Academic Festival Overture
Schubert Symphony No 8 ("Unfinished")
Elgar Enigma Variations
Where the orchestra rehearses
The Hereford String
Orchestra rehearses every Monday in term time. Rehearsals commence at 7.30pm and usually finish around 9.30pm. Rehearsals take place in The Griffin Centre at Hereford Sixth Form College (unless other arrangements have to be made to accommodate college priorities).
The HSO acknowledges with gratitude the sponsorship by Hereford Sixth Form College.
New members are always welcome to the Hereford String
Orchestra. If you are interested in joining the Hereford
String Orchestra or would like more information or just have
general query then don't hesitate to contact the orchestra. You can contact the HSO by calling the
Secretary & Librarian, Pym Paxton, on 01568 760633 or through our website contact form.