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HCO concert conducted by James Keirle, soloist Rachel Duckett

Play with us

Are you looking for a friendly and motivated orchestra to join?

If so, we would love to hear from you! ​


Rehearsals are every Monday from 7.15pm 9.30pm at St George's Church, Bloomsbury.

Membership is £40 per term or £6 per rehearsal.


You can come and try out a rehearsal for free. Just fill out our contact form or drop us a line at

We welcome players of all abilities and there are no formal auditions for non-principals. Places are subject to section vacancies. At the moment we have vacancies for the following instruments:​

  • Trumpet

  • Trombone

  • Horns

  • Tuba

  • Double Bass

If you play a different instrument, please still get in touch with us for more information about current vacancies and opportunities to deputise or to to be added to our waiting list.

Get in touch

Contact us about joining the orchestra, supporting us, or collaborating with us.

Find us

We rehearse at St George's Church, Bloomsbury. It is a beautiful venue for music-making and easily accessible by public transport.

Nearest tubes:​

  • Holborn (Central Line, Picadilly Line)

  • Tottenham Court Road (Central Line, Elizabeth Line, Northern Line)

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