Blackheath Halls Orchestra

About our orchestra

The 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.

Courses and Performances this season

Blackheath Halls Orchestra Summer 2022 Course

This term we will be preparing for our Spring concert, on Sunday 29 May 7pm

Candide Overture – Leonard Bernstein

Pavane pour un infante défunte – Maurice Ravel

Symphony No. 2 in D major Op.43 – Jean Sibelius

Rehearsals: SUN 9, 16, 23 & 30 JAN, 6, 13 & 20 FEB 2.30pm-5.30pm + afternoon rehearsal on concert day

Rehearsal dates
SUN 24 APR 11am– & 1pm & 2pm-4pm
SUN 1 MAY 2.30pm–5.30pm
SUN 8 MAY 11am-1.30pm wind sectional, 2.30pm–5.30pm string and brass sectionals
SUN 15 MAY 2.30pm–5.30pm
SUN 21 MAY 4pm–7pm
SUN 29 MAY 2.30pm–5.30pm rehearsal

SUN 29 MAY 7pm 

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.”

We currently have space for violas, double basses and French horns. Anyone interested in joining the orchestra should email Rose Ballantyne at [email protected]

An original film by Blackheath Halls Orchestra and Musical Director Christopher Stark.

Watch and enjoy Ignatius Sancho | A Local Story with perfomances and readings by the Blackheath Halls Orchestra.