Wilmslow Symphony Orchestra

Next concert

February 18th


Romeo and Juliet Overture


Saxophone Concerto


Symphony No.10

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Wilmslow Leisure Centre

Wilmslow Leisure Centre


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Orchestra in concert

The Wilmslow Symphony Orchestra was founded 1947 and our initial adventurous repertoire has continued to expand. We have always been prepared to tackle challenging and ambitious works.

We strive to select programmes which will appeal both to our players and to our audiences.

The orchestra works with professional conductors and soloists and aims for a high standard of performance.

We give 5 concerts a year in the Wilmslow Leisure Centre theatre and also accompany choral societies. Brass, wind and string groups from the orchestra play out in the local community.

We rehearse on Friday evenings from 7.30pm to 10.00pm at Honford Hall, Handforth.

We are always happy to hear from anyone who is interested in playing with us and from any organisation interested in sponsoring us or in advertising in our programme. We also have a celeste for hire.

About the orchestra

Recent concerts and events

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70th Anniversary season

In 2017 Wilmslow Symphony Orchestra will be 70 years old. In October the orchestra kicked off its concert season with a programme of Russian favourites. Our Christmas concert came next in December and we aimed to provide an evening of fun for all, with carols where the audience could join in, expertly arranged by our clarinettist Geoff Thomason and, by popular demand, our principal trombonist Gareth Brown's arrangement of 'We Wish You a Merry Jazzed-Up Christmas'. No-one knows better how to create the Christmas spirit than conductor Juan Ortuño, and we were delighted to welcome him back for this concert.

Our President takes over the baton for our 70th Anniversary concert in February. For this concert we have chosen Tchaikovsky's romantic Romeo and Juliet Overture, and Shostakovich's vibrant Symphony No. 10 and leading saxophonist Rob Buckland will be soloist in the Saxophone Concerto by Glazunov.

As always, the concert will be held in the Evans Theatre in Wilmslow Leisure Centre - which means free parking, good disabled access, and a good view for the audience.

programme for the rest of the season