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Find out what’s been happening at Harrogate Symphony Orchestra.

Our Christmas Gift to you - free online concert!

7 Dec 20

Christmas 2020 is not going to be like any other. Around now, the members of HSO would have performed our traditional Winter Concert and preparations would be full steam ahead for the traditional musical highlight of the festive season - the Harrogate Schools Concert, featuring schools from around...


New Date for March Concert - 26th September

31 Mar 20

We are very pleased to announce that the HSO concert scheduled for 21st March will now take place on Saturday 26th September. Tickets purchased for the original date will be valid in September. Read more for concert programme information.


Harrogate Proms Concert Postponed

31 Mar 20

Statement from the Organisers It is with great regret we must announce that due to the continuing public health crisis, we are prevented from being able to commence concert rehearsals. The consequence of this is we are unable to prepare for and perform the Proms Concert originally planned for...


March concert postponed

16 Mar 20

We are sorry to announce that in light of the developing situation around the coronavirus, the concert scheduled for this Saturday, 21st March, has been postponed. Working with our friends at the Royal Hall, and in the hope that the situation returns to normal before too long, we hope to be able...


The Harrogate Proms - Come and sing!

11 Feb 20

For the last two years, members of the Harrogate Choral Society & Harrogate Symphony Orchestra have been working hard to organise a one off ‘event' - ‘The Harrogate Proms’. The concert will be held in Harrogate’s prime performing venue, the Convention Centre, on Saturday 27th June and...


The Talking Newspaper

8 Dec 19

Listen to a fascinating interview with our Musical Director, Bryan Western, which featured on the Talking Newspaper in early November 2019. Click here to hear more about the past, present and future of this outstanding local orchestra.


Latest 'Musical Notes' Newsletter

6 Nov 19

Would you like to know more about HSO's life and people? Read the attached 'Musical Notes' newsletter, hot from the pen of our Musical Director, Bryan Western. With a quick review of our last season of music and a preview of the forthcoming season, the newsletter also includes information about...


Early bird pre-concert dining at Carters Champagne Bar & Grill

30 Oct 19

We're delighted to announce that Carters Champagne Bar & Grill at the newly refurbished Doubletree by Hilton Harrogate Majestic hotel will be welcoming HSO concert-goers for pre-concert dining for every date in our 2019-20 season. The restaurant is a short walk from the Royal Hall and will...


Calling All Singers!

5 Sep 19

The annual HSO Proms concert in June 2020 will be even more special than usual. A joint event with Harrogate Choral Society, taking place on 27th June at Harrogate Convention Centre, this concert will be raising funds in aid of Harrogate Hospital & Community Charity. What's more, you can...


HSO team tackles the Bed Race!

12 May 19

A plucky team from Harrogate Symphony Orchestra is tackling this year's  Great Knaresborough Bed Race. This legendary event takes place on Saturday 8th June. The 2-mile course includes steep hills, cobbled streets and the grand finale - a swim across the River Nidd!  Before all that is the...


Harrogate Homeless Project Donation

22 Feb 19

Harrogate Homeless Project was Harrogate Symphony Orchestra's chosen charity during 2018. Funds were raised at each concert through prize draws and other donations. We were delighted by the end of the year to be able to present a cheque for £2,000 to this extremely worthwhile cause. The...


Welcome to our new website

15 Nov 18

A warm welcome to our new website. We will be updating it over the coming days and weeks with lots of information, so please check back regularly.


Read the latest HSO Newsletter - Musical Notes

9 Nov 18

Take a few minutes to browse the latest issue of the HSO Newsletter - Musical Notes. In this issue: Spot the Logo Concert Reviews Future Concerts New members and farewells Member News and Profiles Click to download the Newsletter: Download


Ready for the new season

27 Sep 18

As we near the end of August and the kids are looking forward to going back to school, the members of HSO are busy preparing for the new season. Rehearsals start on Thurs 10 September, with the winter concert on Sat 21 November 2015. As we near the end of August and the kids are looking forward to...


From Musical Notes To Bank Notes

27 Sep 18

A local amateur musical group has played its part to help build the first ever ‘Maggie’s’ Centre in Yorkshire to support people in our area affected by cancer by raising £1951.