Hereford String Orchestra

Welcome to the Hereford String Orchestra website

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, 28th March 2015
Shire Hall, Hereford, 7.30PM
Conductor Roland Melia

Dag Wiren  Serenade for strings
Finzi  Romance
Jan Swynnoe  Songs of Town and Country (first performance)
   soloist: Margaret MacDonald
Vivaldi  The Four Seasons
    soloist: Amy Littlewood

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.

Contact us

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.

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