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?

Our Next Concert


Autumn Concert 2021

It’s been two years since our last concert at St. Andrews. We sincerely hope that this concert will go ahead as planned. Programme to follow.

Our Conductor

Mike Wood BEM has been conducting and directing the orchestra for more than 40 years.

Our chairman

Phil Laybourn, 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?

Support Us


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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Well it finally happened we have had our first live rehearsal on Sunday. Well what can I say about it? #amazing #Awesome #Marvelous #joyous #happy #talentedmusicians #fun We had the pleasure of playing together with the help of some of our regular extras. Our musical director, Mike Wood, was blown away by the amazing sound produced and the dedication of all our members, who have practiced for the last 18 months at home. We all can not wait for September when rehearsals start for our Autumn concert. ... See MoreSee Less
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Yes it is finally happening, Burgess Hill Symphony Orchestra are going to have a live rehearsal. 🎼🎹🥁🎺🎻🎻Sunday 25th July 2021 we are getting together for a live face to face rehearsal day. We have all dusted off our instruments and are busy practicing in anticipation of this happy day.If you are a proficient string or bassoon player and would like to join us for the day please contact us on publicity@bhso.org.uk for further details. ... See MoreSee Less
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It may be the day that the shops are opening for the first time this year but BHSO has breaking news.......Today is Mike Wood, our Musical Director, aka The Maestro's birthday.All of the orchestra wish Mike a very Happy Birthday and we hope he gets to the pub for a pint.Here is a picture from 1985 of the orchestra and Mike, who appears to be Peter Pan, never looking any older. ... See MoreSee Less
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Christmas is over and all the carols have been put away along with the decorations.That can only mean one thing____________ YES we are back to virtual rehearsals TONIGHT!!!!! YAYHere is a clue to the piece of music we are starting to rehearseDA-DA-DA-DUMCan anyone guess? ... See MoreSee Less
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