Classical Orchestras in the Best of the Web UK Directory

Classical Orchestras

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.

Bath Philharmonia

A leading professional orchestra in the South-West; includes their performance schedule, details of recordings, and a guide to their educational outreach programmes.

BBC Orchestras and the BBC Singers

A comprehensive guide to all five BBC orchestras and the BBC singers; includes profiles and histories, listing of performances, their education programmes, and their recordings.

Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra

Performs widely in their region, nationally, and internationally. Includes concert dates, news, profile, and history. BSOrchestra

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. paraorchestra


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.

Guildford Symphony Orchestra

performs a broad classical repertoire including major symphonic works, under musical director Darrell Davison. GuildfordSymph


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.

Lincoln Symphony Orchestra

Amateur orchestra provides details of concerts, venues and their history.

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. LiverpoolMozart

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.

Oxford Philomusica

Professional symphony orchestra, resident at the University of Oxford. Includes their concert diary, an archive of past seasons, reviews, and contacts.

Philharmonia Britannica

Classical symphony orchestra formed in 2007; includes concert details and downloads.

The Philharmonia Orchestra

Offers details of their concerts and events, their community and education department, vacancies, and their friends' association.

The Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra

One of the oldest concert-giving organisations in the world. Information about the orchestra's programme, tours, recordings, and history.

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.

Sinfonia Cymru

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.

Wimbledon Symphony Orchestra

Concerts details and dates with locations and ticket sales.

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