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 £150 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)


Rehearsals have restarted with some extra restrictions in place, so please keep checking here, as well as in your emails, for further updates.


Schedule for Autumn 2021

Date Venue Notes
9 September Henley College  
16 September Henley College  
23 September Henley College  
30 September Henley College  
7 October Henley College  
14 October Henley College  
21 October Henley College  
4 November Henley College  
11 November Henley College  
14 November (Sunday) Reading Concert Hall Rehearsal: 12:00pm
Concert: 4:00pm
18 November Henley College AGM
25 November Henley College  
2 December Henley College  
9 December Henley College  
16 December Henley College  
18 December (Saturday) Christ Church

Rehearsal: 2:00pm
Concerts: 4:30pm and 6:30pm

Christmas break


Schedule for Spring 2022

Date Venue Notes
6 January Henley College  
13 January Henley College  
20 January Henley College  
27 January Henley College  
3 February Henley College  
6 February (Sunday) Henley College Workshop with choirs
1:00pm to 5:00pm
10 February Henley College  
17 February Henley College  
3 March Henley College  
10 March Henley College  
13 March (Sunday) The Hexagon Rehearsal: 2:30pm
Concert: 7:30pm
24 March Henley College  
31 March Henley College  
Easter break


Schedule for Summer 2022

Date Venue Notes
28 April Henley College  
5 May Henley College  
12 May Henley College Open Evening
19 May Henley College  
26 May Henley College  
9 June Henley College  
16 June Henley College  
18 June (Saturday) Christ Church Concert TBC
23 June Henley College  
30 June Henley College  
7 July Henley College  
16 July (Saturday) Christ Church Rehearsal TBC
Concert 4:00pm TBC
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 are the Henley Symphony Orchestra's Annual Report and Accounts for the years listed below:







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