We have been entertaining Mid Sussex with high-quality classical music since 1979.

We perform in May and November each year at St. Andrew’s Church Burgess Hill and in June in St. John’s Park.

Do you play an instrument to a good standard?

Would you like to play with a friendly bunch of dedicated people?

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Meet The Orchestra

Our conductor

Mike Wood BEM has been conducting and directing the orchestra for more than 35 years.

Our chairman

Richard Light, together with a dedicated committee and helpful members, run the orchestra like clockwork.

The orchestra

The orchestra is made up of talented amateur players many whom live in Burgess Hill. Why not join us?

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Please do come to our next concert and bring your friends and family. Accompanied children have free entry. If you would like to help us even more please consider becoming a patron.

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Star Wars Suite
Memoirs of a Geisha – Sayuri’s Theme / The Chairman’s Waltz
Munich – A Prayer for Peace,
E.T. The Extra Terrestrial – Flying Theme
Superman – Prelude & Main Title
Jurassic Park – Theme from Jurassic Park
Hook – The Flight to Neverland
The Terminal – Viktor’s Tale
Schindler’s List – I Could Have Done More
Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark – Raiders March

This year we mark the 85th birthday of John Williams. Directed by Mike Wood BEM, the orchestra will celebrate this event with an exciting series of pieces from the many acclaimed film scores that he composed during his life. The programme has been expertly planned to showcase a wide spectrum of musical styles and emotions, from the tear jerking Schindler’s List 'I Could Have Done More'to the magical Flight to Neverland from Hook, and the perhaps lesser well known jaunty theme from The Terminal. Fans of the Star Wars films are in for a treat too. This programme will appeal to all ages. Accompanied children are free.

Tickets are £14 on the door or £12 for tickets purchased in advance. Accompanied under 16’s free (ticket required). Purchase from the Burgess Hill Help Point, or call 01444 232067, or buy your ticket quickly and easily online at www.bhso.org.uk/box-office/.
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A Celebration of Film Music by John Williams

May 13, 2017, 7:30pm - May 13, 2017, 4:00pm

Star Wars Suite Memoirs of a Geisha – Sayuri’s Theme / The Chairman’s Waltz Munich – A Prayer for Peace, E.T. The Extra Terrestrial – Flying Theme Superman – Prelude & Main Title Jurassic Park – Theme from Jurassic Park Hook – The Flight to Neverland The Terminal – Viktor’s Tale Schindler’s List – I Could Have Done More Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark – Raiders March This year we mark the 85th birthday of John Williams. Directed by Mike Wood BEM, the orchestra will celebrate this event with an exciting series of pieces from the many acclaimed film scores that he composed during his life. The programme has been expertly planned to showcase a wide spectrum of musical styles and emotions, from the tear jerking Schindler’s List 'I Could Have Done More'to the magical Flight to Neverland from Hook, and the perhaps lesser well known jaunty theme from The Terminal. Fans of the Star Wars films are in for a treat too. This programme will appeal to all ages. Accompanied children are free. Tickets are £14 on the door or £12 for tickets purchased in advance. Accompanied under 16’s free (ticket required). Purchase from the Burgess Hill Help Point, or call 01444 232067, or buy your ticket quickly and easily online at www.bhso.org.uk/box-office/.

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Autumn Concert - A Celebration of Shakespeare

November 12, 2016, 7:30pm - November 12, 2016, 3:45pm

- Concerto for Double Bass - Cimador (Nathanael Thomas - Atkin) - Romeo and Juliet Overture - Tchaikovsky - Midsummer Nights Dream - Mendelssohn - The Merchant of Venice Suite - Sullivan - Montagues and Capulets (The Apprentice Theme)- Prokofiev This year we commemorate 400 years since the death of William Shakespeare. Directed by Mike Wood BEM, the orchestra will mark this event with an exciting series of works based on some of his many plays. For this concert, the orchestra gets to portray the romantic drama in Tchaikovsky’s Romeo and Juliet Overture along with the warring Montagues and Capulets, while later on impersonating the donkey in Mendellsohn’s Midsummer Night’s Dream! Sullivan’s Merchant of Venice suite is cheeky, buoyant, and full of surprises. It’s not often that you get the chance to hear a double bass concerto in your home town. Our resident double bass player (and the youngest member of the orchestra) Nathanael, takes centre stage to perform this for us. He is sure to give a stunning performance.

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An evening of Shakespeare themed music is coming soon to Burgess Hill. 12th November at 7.30pm. Get your tickets here: www.bhso.org.uk/box-office/ ... See MoreSee Less

Autumn Concert - A Celebration of Shakespeare

November 12, 2016, 7:30pm - November 12, 2016, 3:45pm

- Concerto for Double Bass - Cimador (Nathanael Thomas - Atkin) - Romeo and Juliet Overture - Tchaikovsky - Midsummer Nights Dream - Mendelssohn - The Merchant of Venice Suite - Sullivan - Montagues and Capulets (The Apprentice Theme)- Prokofiev This year we commemorate 400 years since the death of William Shakespeare. Directed by Mike Wood BEM, the orchestra will mark this event with an exciting series of works based on some of his many plays. For this concert, the orchestra gets to portray the romantic drama in Tchaikovsky’s Romeo and Juliet Overture along with the warring Montagues and Capulets, while later on impersonating the donkey in Mendellsohn’s Midsummer Night’s Dream! Sullivan’s Merchant of Venice suite is cheeky, buoyant, and full of surprises. It’s not often that you get the chance to hear a double bass concerto in your home town. Our resident double bass player (and the youngest member of the orchestra) Nathanael, takes centre stage to perform this for us. He is sure to give a stunning performance.

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