October Concert

The orchestra is delighted to be performing again. Our next concert will be on 9th October 2021 at St Peter’s Church in Berkhamsted.

We encourage everybody to buy their tickets on-line, using the link below.

We are very excited to be performing again but, in line with guidance and to keep us all safe, please do not attend the concert if you have any COVID symptoms.

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Calling violinists and viola players!

In the expectation that the 2021-22 season will run to plan, the orchestra would love to hear from violinists and viola players who wish to play with us. We are a very friendly group of people with a passion for music and an ambition to improve and expand, directed by a dynamic and charismatic conductor. Please use the Contact link above and someone will get back to you quickly.

There are also vacancies for a second oboe, a trombone and two horns.

Update: 2020/21 season and beyond

We’re sorry to announce that there will be no public concerts for the rest of the current season. We are planning a series of concerts for 2021/22, subject to government guidelines.

2020/21 season

We regret to inform you that we have cancelled the concert scheduled for October 24th 2020. Due to social restrictions related to the coronavirus, we are uncertain when rehearsals and concerts for the 2020 – 21 season can start. We have a provisional plan for the rest of the season and will update this website as soon as the situation allows. We look forward to seeing orchestra members and our audience again when circumstances allow.

July 11th Concert

We are very sad to let you know that our concert on July 11th with the soprano soloist Emily Kirby-Ashmore has been cancelled. We intend to be back playing as soon as we are allowed to and we look forward to performing again during the 2020/21 season.

Concert Cancelled

Regrettably we have taken the decision to cancel the concert on 28th March at St John’s Boxmoor. This is due to the Coronavirus situation. We will keep you updated on this website about future concerts.

Season tickets 2019/20 season

We value our regular audience members and would like to offer you the opportunity to purchase a season ticket for the 2019/2020 season.  The tickets cost £36 for adults and £30 for concessions.  They will gain you entry into each of the 4 concerts we are performing this season in the local area (excluding the Potter’s Bar concert).  If you would like to purchase one please click here to email our ticket secretary, Penny Jones, for details.

The finale of the Hemel Symphony Orchestra’s first season was an entertaining family concert devoted to film music on June 16th. A sizeable audience enjoyed a performance which was accompanied by film clips – or was it the other way round? – and gave a warm reception to the orchestra and to our conductor, Claudio Di Meo. A hefty brass section on one side of the stage and large set of percussion instruments on the other made for a memorable, if loud, afternoon.

The first concert in the 2019 – 20 season takes place Saturday 19thOctober 2019 and features Russian music that you won’t want to miss. The brilliant young violinist Leo Appel plays the Tchaikovsky concerto and Rachmaninov’s wonderful second symphony concludes the concert.

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