Want to join the team?

Who we are

A group of people who love to make music

The SPO is a friendly and welcoming orchestra.  We Rehearse on Tuesday evenings during term time (7.30-9.45pm) at the Victoria Hall (adjacent to the Crucible Theatre).
The SPO are committed to playing a broad repertoire of music and putting on high quality, well attended concerts that engage and entertain regular concert goers and the local community.

How to join

Get in touch!

We are fortunate to have a full compliment of players, but, we are always interested to hear from confident string players.   You should be of grade 6+ standard or above and have experience of playing in a symphony orchestra.

Auditions for string players are informal and involve simply taking part in a rehearsal.  This way, you can see if we seem like the right group for you, and we can hear whether you can confidently fit into the section.  If we invite you along, don't forget to bring a music stand!

Even if we have no current opportunities in any section please do not hesitate to get in touch. We maintain a database of players and contacts on whom we can call if additional forces are required, or to cover holiday absence or sickness - particularly if you are a wind player!

Send us an email via our Contact Us page.