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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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?

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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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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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Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you all from Burgess Hill Symphony Orchestra. We have been busy this year with virtual rehearsals to prepare for the time when we are able to perform for you all live.Please enjoy a few pictures of the orchestra enjoying our virtual Christmas party.Do not forget to look out for more posts and information of what we are doing next. ... See MoreSee Less
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Andie Tong

The illustrations for our May 2017 concert programme (now available on our Repertoire pages) were generously provided by Andie Tong; a brilliant rising star in the world of comic book…