Finchley Symphony Orchestra in concert at Trinity Church North London

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Finchley Symphony Orchestra...

...a successful, friendly London amateur orchestra. We rehearse weekly and give five high standard concerts each year. We enjoy playing great music together, working hard while having fun..

Beginning another varied season

Rehearsals start again on Thursday September 14th with Music Director Christopher Stark. We have a great programme for our first concert: Elgar's Froissart overture, Mozart's Clarinet Concerto with Sarah Williamson and Sibelius' Symphony No.2. This will be followed by our traditional Christmas concert with Finchley Chamber Choir. Later in the season programmes include music by Malcolm Arnold, Samuel Barber, Beethoven, Haydn, Tchaikovsky and a female Romantic composer whose music is increasingly being discovered, Leokadiya Kashperova.

Play with us

Our members come from across London and south Hertfordshire. We always welcome approaches from people who are interested in playing with us. At present we have room for string players and in some other sections. We operate a deputy system for wind and brass, so even if there is no current vacancy you have a chance to play and we can get to know each other. There is no membership fee in a new member's first term - so if you would like to try us out do get in touch. See the 'Members' page for more details.

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, new commissions, symphonies, concertos and – at Christmas – carols!

We've played with...

Tasmin Little, Valeriy Sokolov and many others - see our Artists page.

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

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Upcoming concerts

FCC & Linden 11 Nov. 2023
FSO 18 Nov. 2023