Finchley Symphony Orchestra – a successful and friendly amateur orchestra in north London, rehearsing weekly and giving five or six high standard concerts each year. We are constantly looking for new challenges and opportunities and we welcome new players.
Richard Garry, 2018
The FSO consistently produces music of a very high standard and together with highly talented soloists provide wonderful evenings full of happiness and light.
Jill and Peter Holland, 2018
Over several years we have been to many concerts given by The Finchley Symphony Orchestra (and occasionally with the Finchley Chamber Choir). Our policy is that - if we are free, Trinity Church, Finchley, is the best place to be - sometimes challenging, but always offering an evening of fine music, beautifully played.
Julian Ansell, 2018
[Finchley Symphony Orchestra is] a top draw symphony orchestra with first class soloists without having to go to the Festival or Albert Halls.
Everything from baroque to large scale romantic works, 20th century music and new commissions. Symphonies, concertos and – at Christmas – carols!
After our ambitious Russian evening including Stravinsky's 'Firebird' suite and the ever-popular Christmas concert with Finchley Chamber Choir we have moved on to explore a rarity: Dvorak's tone poem 'The Water Goblin' which we will perform alongside Tchaikovsky's 'Pathétique' symphony and Richard Strauss' first Horn Concerto with Alexander Edmundson, a young co-principal with the LSO. Programmes later in the season include Brahms, Elgar, Vaughan Williams and Beethoven.
We have been running conductor trials since the beginning of 2019 as our previous Musical Director, David Lardi, is cutting down his workload and will only be conducting us in joint concerts with the Finchley Chamber Choir in the future. After an interview stage we selected candidates to take trial rehearsals with us, and this term we are delighted to have Tom Hammond conducting us for the remainder of the rehearsals and the May concert.
We've played with...
Nigel Kennedy, Tasmin Little, Valeriy Sokolov and many others. Browse our Artists page to see more.
We care about...
Enjoying playing great music together, working hard for a high-quality performance, and celebrating it afterwards!
- Finchley Chamber Choir – our sister choir with whom we perform regularly.
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Our normal concert and rehearsal venue is:
Trinity Church, North Finchley