Blackheath Halls Orchestra

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.

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 Autumn 2021 Course

Over the term we will be preparing for 2 concerts, a Durufle Requiem performed on Sunday 28 November at 7pm and Mélanie Bonis Suite en forme de valses as well as some more Christmassy repertoire for the Christmas concert on Sunday 19 December at 7.30pm


Sundays 10, 17 October 1430 – 1730, 24, 31 October 1000 – 1300

Sunday 7 November 1430 – 1730

Sunday 14 November 1000 – 1300

Tuesday 23 November 1900 – 2200

Sundays 5, 12 December 1430 – 1730


Duruflé Requiem concert | Sunday 28 November at 7pm

Blackheath Halls Christmas Concert | Sunday 19 December at 7.30pm

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 violins, violas and French horns. Anyone interested in joining the orchestra should email Rose Ballantyne at [email protected]