Finchley Symphony Orchestra in concert at Trinity Church North London

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We're back !!

After a frustrating break due to the coronavirus restrictions we will be rehearsing weekly again starting on September 17th. See below for more details.

We are...

Finchley Symphony Orchestra – a successful and friendly amateur orchestra in north London, rehearsing weekly and (in normal times) giving five or six high standard concerts each year. We are constantly looking for new challenges and opportunities and we welcome new players.

If you are interested in playing with us please contact for more information.

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 drawer symphony orchestra with first class soloists without having to go to the Festival or Albert Halls.

We play...

Everything from baroque to large scale romantic works, 20th century music and new commissions. Symphonies, concertos and – at Christmas – carols!

We've played with...

Nigel Kennedy, Tasmin Little, Valeriy Sokolov and many others. Browse our Artists page to see more.

Playing together once again

It is more than five months - a long five months - since our last concert of Mozart, Wagner and Mahler on the eve of the lockdown. We have all missed making music together, but at last the wait is over.

Starting on September 17th we are restarting our weekly rehearsals.

Our Trinity Church venue is taking careful precautions. Different groups will be kept separate from each other and the church will be cleaned thoroughly between visitors. Our rehearsals will be socially-distanced and shorter - from 8pm until 9.30, with no break. We will wear face coverings as far as possible and everyone will need their own music stand!

Nobody yet knows when we may be able to perform with an audience, so to begin with we will rehearse a range of interesting repertoire suiting the forces available. We will confirm details of the programmes for future concerts as and when these become possible.

We care about...

Enjoying playing great music together, working hard for a high-quality performance, and celebrating it afterwards!

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Our normal concert and rehearsal venue is:
Trinity Church, North Finchley
N12 7NN

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