Blackheath Halls Orchestra

Blackheath Halls Orchestra rehearses for Carmen

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."

Please contact Rose Ballantyne at r.ballantyne@blackheathhalls.com 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.

 

Rehearsal Dates Autumn 2017

Sundays 2.30-5.30pm | 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29 October

Sectionals

Sunday 8 October 11am - 4.30pm

Performance

Sunday 5 November 6.30pm

We would particularly welcome violinists and french horn players. Anyone interested in joining the orchestra should email Rose Ballantyne at r.ballantyne@blackheathhalls.com.

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Autumn 2017 Course/Session Dates

Blackheath Halls Chorus

Rehearsals
7.30-9.30pm |20, 27, 29 November, 7, 11, 14 December

Dress Rehearsal
Sunday 17 December 2-5pm

Performance
Sunday 17 December 7.30pm 

Meantime Jazz

Course 1:  Mondays 7-9pm | 18, 25 September 2, 9, 16 October 

Course 2: Mondays 7-9pm | 6, 13, 20, 27 November & 11 December 

Blackheath Halls Orchestra

Rehearsals
Sundays 2.30-5.30pm | 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29 October

Performance
Sunday 5 November 6.30pm

Blackheath Goes Gospel

Session Dates
Mondays 7.30-9.30pm |  2, 9. 16, 23 & 30 October, 6 November
Wednesday 7.30-9.30pm | 15 November

Dress rehearsal 
Saturday 18 November 2-5pm

Performance
Saturday 18 November 7.30pm