Academy of Ancient Music
An orchestra that performs baroque and classical music on old instruments in styles appropriate to the time when the music was composed; offers a profile, listing of concerts and recordings, and resources.
Amadeus Chorus & Orchestra
A training orchestra for young professionals and music students, meeting several times a year for coaching; includes their performance and tour diary, news, and contacts.
Association of British Orchestras
Represents the collective interests of professional orchestras throughout the UK; includes a directory of members, events, news, and their services.
A leading professional orchestra in the South-West; includes their performance schedule, details of recordings, and a guide to their educational outreach programmes.
Brighton Philharmonic Orchestra
A freelance symphony orchestra; includes their concert programme and season, biographies of key people, their friends association, jobs and vacancies, and contacts.
The British Paraorchestra
Pioneers in recognising and showcasing disabled musicians and their talents; includes member profiles, concert listing, videos, and contacts.
A wind orchestra of around 80 members that undertake concerts each year to raise funds for local and national charities. Concert details and dates with images.
City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
Resident orchestra of Symphony Hall, Birmingham, and touring widely; includes details of their current season, recordings, community and education programme, and recruitment.
English Philharmonic Orchestra (EPO)
An established orchestra based in the north of England, performing across the region, particularly where there is little or no professional orchestral provision; includes events schedule and details of educational outreach.
English Symphony Orchestra
Based in Worcestershire and specialising in performing and recording British music. Includes their concert programme and reviews, newsletters, and details of their community and education activities.
Official site of Britain's longest-established symphony orchestra, founded in 1858. Includes information about their performances, news, history, projects and education programme. [Manchester-based].
Huddersfield Philharmonic Orchestra
Founded in 1862, and possibly the UK's oldest non-professional orchestra; includes their concert programme, profiles of key members, reviews, and an archive.
The King's Consort
Performs baroque and early classical music on period instruments. Includes their history, concert and tour diary, recordings, and recruitment.
Liverpool Mozart Orchestra
An amateur orchestra working with professional conductors and soloists, some well established, many at an early stage in their career. With their concert programme, ticket details, news, and contacts.
London Metropolitan Orchestra
A studio orchestra focussed on music for film, television, and multimedia projects. Includes a profile, listing of projects and recordings, and profiles of key players.
London Philharmonic Orchestra
A symphony orchestra offering a concert season at the Royal Festival Hall, resident at Glyndebourne Festival Opera, and touring widely. Offers their performance diary, news, education programme, and their recording label.
London Symphony Orchestra
London's oldest orchestra, now resident at the Barbican. Includes their performance diary, education and community programme, details of their own-label recordings, ticket booking, and vacancies.
Luton Symphony Orchestra
Orchestra with an extensive repertoire. Facility for booking tickets online with history, concert details, performace archives and profiles.
Milton Keynes City Orchestra
Performs regularly in Milton Keynes and its environs, and further afield; includes a history, musician biographies, concert calendar, and a guide to their educational work.
New London Orchestra
Offers a profile of the Stratford Circus’ orchestra-in-residence, with details of their concerts around London, recordings, and education projects.
The Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
A self-governing orchestra playing baroque and early classical on period instruments. Includes their history and profile, concert diary, discography, and education projects.
Professional symphony orchestra, resident at the University of Oxford. Includes their concert diary, an archive of past seasons, reviews, and contacts.
The Philharmonia Orchestra
Offers details of their concerts and events, their community and education department, vacancies, and their friends' association.
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Founded in 1946 by Sir Thomas Beecham. Offers their concert programme, details of regular venues, recordings, and community activities.
Royal Scottish National Orchestra
Performs across Scotland, with seasons in Glasgow, Edinburgh, Dundee, Aberdeen, Perth and Inverness; also tours widely and internationally. Includes their history, discography, performance calendar and newsletter.
An orchestra formed to support young musicians at the outset of their professional careers. Includes a profile, what's on section, news, and contacts.
The Ulster Orchestra
Northern Ireland’s only professional symphony orchestra; includes their concert and tour programme, news and reviews, and information about their education outreach work.
The Welsh Sinfonia
Formed from a core of free lance professional musicians, performing orchestral concerts and accompanying choirs with a wide choral repertoire. Offers a concert guide, history, and information about their education and community projects. [Cardiff-based].