November programme: “On the Banks of Green Willow”

Here we highlight one of the pieces we will be playing in our “Music Inspired by World War 1” concert on 17 November: On the Banks of Green Willow (1913) by George Butterworth (1885-1916). On the Banks of Green Willow was the third of three “idylls” George Butterworth composed. He wrote this one based on … Read more

Open rehearsal, Wednesday 20 June

To mark National Music Day on 20 June, we will be opening our normal evening rehearsal to anyone who would like to come along.  If you want to find out what being in an orchestra is like, and how we tackle new pieces, please ring Richard on 01444 232067 for details, and to book your … Read more

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 art who I was privileged to work alongside in 2007-8, where he sketched a wide range of characters at conventions to raise money for the … Read more

Katie Derham becomes BHSO’s President!

We’re delighted to announce that Katie Derham has become the Orchestra’s President. Katie has been presenting the BBC Proms since 2010, as well as hosting Radio 3’s Afternoon on Three and Breakfast programmes. She has also appeared in Strictly Come Dancing. Katie says that she feels honoured to have been asked to be our President … Read more