FSO first violins in rehearsal

Members' Information

Current and new members


FSO normally rehearses on Thursday evenings during school term times 19:30–22:00.

We rehearse and give most of our concerts in Trinity Church, North Finchley, N12 7NN. For more information on getting there, see our Contact Us page.

For the dates of our rehearsals and planned concerts this season (2023/2024), including half-term breaks and holidays, please click on the link to refer to the schedule

Please email members@finchleysymphony.org if you can't come to a rehearsal.


Concerts are normally at 19:30 on a Saturday with a final rehearsal in the afternoon, normally from 14:30 to 19:30. For most concerts dress is black open-necked shirt and black trousers for men, long black for ladies.

Prospective members

Join us - no membership fee in your first term

FSO is a friendly orchestra with a relaxed atmosphere but a high standard of playing maintained by a strong shared enjoyment of the music we play — if we don't like it, we don't play it!

So, if you play violin, viola, cello or double bass to an advanced amateur standard and have good sight-reading ability and some orchestral experience, or if you have been professionally trained but no longer make your living by playing, we would love you to contact us with a view to arranging to come, informally, to a rehearsal.

We also have some vacancies in other sections and even if there is no current vacancy we can arrange for you to join a deputies list and to play for occasional rehearsals before any commitment is made on either side, so if you are interested in playing with us do get in touch.

Contact members@finchleysymphony.org for more information.