FSO first violins in rehearsal

Members' Information

Current and new members


FSO regular rehearsals are on Thursday evenings during school term times 19:45–22:00..

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 half-terms and holidays, please refer to the detailed rehearsal schedule.

If only some players are required for a rehearsal, you will be notified in advance.

Please notes that the first rehearsal of the 2018/2019 season will be on Thursday 20th September 2018.


Concerts are normally at 19:30 on a Saturday with a final rehearsal in the afternoon from 14:15 to 19:15. Dress is normally black tie for men, long black for ladies, although for the summer concert we may opt for all-black for men as well.

Prospective members

Join us!

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 the 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.

Vacancies also occur in the wind, brass and percussion sections from time to time. Formal solo auditions are not normally required. If you are an advanced amateur or professionally-trained player with good sight-reading ability, you are invited to contact us so that we can arrange for you to join a deputies list, to play for occasional rehearsals before any commitment is made on either side.

Contact members@finchleysymphony.org for more information.