orchestra from behind

The Orchestra meets weekly on Thursdays, from 7.30 to 10pm, at Rotherfield Hall, Henley College (directions are below). Rehearsals are taken by Ian Brown, our Music Director, assisted by professional coaches.

We welcome new members

If you would like further information or if you play an orchestral instrument to a high standard (grade 8 and above) and are interested in joining the Orchestra, please contact our secretary, Maureen Idowu, on 0118 9665644 or send us a message via the contact form. Members' subscriptions for the orchestra currently stand at £120 per year.


Rehearsal Schedules

For your phone, tablet or computer, a calendar is available: Click Here to add the rehearsals and concerts to your calendar. (Starts from 7th November 2019)


We hope to restart rehearsals on the 17th of September, however due to the COVID-19 virus and difficulty with finding a venue, please keep checking here, as well as in your emails, for further updates.


Schedule for Autumn 2020

Date Venue Notes
10 September Henley College Cancelled
17 September TBC  
24 September TBC  
1 October TBC  
8 October TBC  
15 October TBC  
22 October TBC  
5 November Henley College  
12 November Henley College  
15 November (Sunday) Reading Concert Hall Cancelled
19 November Henley College AGM
26 November Henley College  
3 December Henley College  
10 December D Block - Deanfield Road  
13 December (Sunday) Christ Church 2:00pm rehearsal
4:30pm concert
6:30pm concert
Christmas break


Schedule for Spring 2021

Date Venue Notes
7 January Henley College  
14 January Henley College  
21 January Henley College  
28 January Henley College  
4 February Henley College  
7 February (Sunday) Henley College Beethoven workshop
1:00pm - 5:00pm
11 February Henley College  
25 February Henley College  
4 March Henley College  
11 March Henley College  
14 March (Sunday) The Hexagon 2:30pm rehearsal
7:30pm concert
18 March Henley College  
25 March Henley College  
Easter break


Schedule for Summer 2021

Date Venue Notes
22 April Henley College  
29 April Henley College  
6 May Henley College Open Evening
13 May Henley College  
20 May Henley College  
27 May Henley College  
10 June Henley College  
12 June (Saturday) Christ Church 2:00pm rehearsal
7:00pm concert
17 June Henley College  
24 June Henley College  
1 July Henley Royal Regatta  
8 July Henley Festival  
11 July (Sunday) Henley Festival 9:00am rehearsal
12:00pm concert
Summer break


The Henley Symphony Orchestra made recordings of two of their concert pieces for a BBC competition.
One of these recordings may be downloaded below: (If you wish to download and keep these files, right click on them and then select "Save link as...")
Tchaikovsky - Sleeping Beauty Waltz


Also available here is the Henley Symphony Orchestra's Annual Report and Accounts for the year 2018-2019.


Directions to Rotherfield Hall

Postcode: RG9 1TY

Rotherfield Hall of Henley College can be found from the centre of Henley by going up Gravel Hill, behind the Town Hall.

Take the first left into Deanfield Avenue (opposite the late George Harrison's 'Friar Park'). Just as the road drops downhill to the left, turn right up a narrow driveway called Paradise Road. Follow this up to the top of the hill, and park.

The Hall is accessed through the main red brick building on the left.


Directions to Trinity School

Trinity School, Vicarage Road, Henley

Postcode: RG9 1HJ