Musical Director: Leigh O'Hara
Blackheath Halls Orchestra was re-established in September 2006 and has gone from strength to strength. The orchestra has been involved in numerous projects, including accompanying all the Blackheath Halls Community operas. The orchestra now has over 60 members.
Orchestra members have the opportunity to take part in four projects each year; all rehearsals take place at Blackheath Halls, and projects culminate with a performance in the Great Hall.
Orchestra members comments:
"I love playing in this orchestra, and enjoy it more than any other orchestra I have ever played in!"
"I love the community feeling of the orchestra and how loyal everyone is."
"I like the relaxed and friendly atmosphere."
Autumn 2016 project: English 20th Century repertoire
Rehearsals: Sundays 25 September; 2, 9, 16, 30 October, 6 November all between 14.30h and 17.30h; Sunday 13 November 13.30h to 16.30h
Performance: Sunday 13 November 18.30h
Sectionals: Sunday 16 October 11.00h to 13.30h
Butterworth: A Shropshire Lad Rhapsody
Vaughan Williams: Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis
Mark Wilderspin: Not a Breach but an Expansion
Edward Elgar: Enigma Variations
Course fee: £59 | £53 concessions
Please contact Rose Ballantyne at [email protected] for more information.
Below you can see Blackheath Halls Orchestra rehearsing for Rossini's The Adventures of Count Ory with Nicholas Jenkins conducting in July 2014
Blackheath Halls Orchestra performs Mendelssohn's Elijah at St John's Smith Square under the baton of Edward Gardner OBE in March 2014.
We would particularly welcome violinists and french horn players. Anyone interested in joining the orchestra should email Rose Ballantyne at [email protected].