Welcome to the Henley Symphony Orchestra

HSO 52nd Season

Season Brochure

Henley Symphony Orchestra is celebrating its 52nd season with renewed enthusiasm after the calamitous effects of the COVID-19 virus caused almost a year of no music-making. Having performed a concert in July 2021, the orchestra hopes to get back to its normal operations and bring you the live, classical music we have all missed. Under the guidance of Ian Brown, HSO is now one of the country’s leading amateur orchestras. It attracts some 60 players from across the Thames Valley and promotes an annual series of four concerts featuring internationally acclaimed artists. The aim is to provide high-quality music-making at affordable prices and to give local musicians a chance to perform the great classical orchestral repertoire. HSO has also given performances in Henley’s twin towns of Falaise and Leichlingen, at Bled International Music Festival in Slovenia, and has annual appearances in its hometown at Henley Festival.

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Would you like to be notified of future concerts? By selecting "Notify Me About Concerts" on the contact page, you will receive performance details and advanced information on ticket sales for our concerts throughout the year.


We currently have vacancies for the following instruments:

  • Horn
  • Trombone
  • Tuba
  • Timpani
  • Double Bass
  • Violins (must be grade 8 standard or above)


We have around 150 friends who support us both financially and by regularly attending our concerts. With an annual contribution from just £40 per year, see what benefits you will receive.

Henley Music School

HSO and Henley Music School are proud partners and friends; together they hope to promote the love of music and ensure music education is available to all.

Henley Music School provides Henley and surrounding areas with all types of music education from individual lessons and small groups to large ensembles and school clubs. It promises to provide music education to any child regardless of age, ability, background and can provide bursaries up to 100% so that all children can take part, with a free loan of an instrument.

To find out more please visit their website or send them an email

Reading Bach Choir

In 2021, Henley Symphony Orchestra will be working on a performance with the Reading Bach Choir. The programme is yet to be announced but it promises to be a very exciting concert!


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