Finchley Symphony Orchestra in concert at Trinity Church North London

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Mélanie Who?

We are now rehearsing the Suite en Forme de Valses by Mélanie Bonis, known as Mel. A Parisian late-Romantic, Bonis was highly praised by Saint-Saens but suffered from the prejudice against women composers and her music was unjustly neglected for decades after her death. We will do our bit to put that right. Alongside the Bonis our March concert will include Beethoven's fourth symphony and his violin concerto with soloist Konrad Elias-Trostmann.

It will be a British programme in May with Britten's Serenade for tenor, horn and strings, Hamish MacCunn's Land of the Mountain and the Flood and Vaughan William's fifth symphony. To round off the season we will be back with the Chamber Choir for a concert including Brahms' fourth symphony, Parry's 'Blest Pair of Sirens' and 'In Windsor Forest' by Vaughan Williams.

Come and play with us

We have room for new string players, particularly viola and double bass, and in some other sections. There is no membership fee in your first term so if you would like to try us out do get in touch. See the 'Members' page for more details.

We are...

Finchley Symphony Orchestra – a successful and friendly amateur orchestra in north London, rehearsing weekly and giving five high standard concerts each year. We enjoy playing great music together, working hard while having fun, and celebrating it afterwards We are constantly looking for new challenges and opportunities..

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

FSO 25 March 2023
FCC 13 May 2023
FSO 20 May 2023
FCC & FSO 8 July 2023