Finchley Symphony Orchestra in concert at Trinity Church North London

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Back for an exciting new season

After the frustrations of the last year we are back together with a really exciting new season under music director Tom Hammond. Our first concert is in November. More details below.

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..

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...

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

We care about...

Playing great music together, working hard for a high-quality performance while having fun, and celebrating it afterwards!

An exciting and varied 2021-22 season

Our November concert includes Malcolm Arnold (Flute concerto No.1) and Sibelius (En Saga and 5th Symphony), in March we will be playing Beethoven (Leonora No.3 and the 4th Piano Concerto) and Nielsen (Symphony No.2), with Copland, Dvorak, more Beethoven and Brahms' German Requiem in our May and July concerts.

While our usual Trinity Church venue is closed for building work we will be meeting and performing at St Andrew's Church, Chase Side, Southgate, close to the underground station. We will continue to take sensible precautions against Covid-19.

Come and play with us

It is great to have our regulars back after the summer and with a big programme this year we have room for new string players and in some other sections. There is no membership fee in your first term so if you would like to try us out see the 'Members' page for more details.


During the first lockdown Tom, our Music Director, recorded two fascinating podcasts. To hear his thoughts on conducting and how he became a conductor click on these links:

part 1a :::: part 1b :::: part 2 :::: part 3

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Find us

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

...but note that we are temporarily based at St Andrew's church, Southgate during building works at Trinity.

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