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Amateur Orchestra in London

Gustav Holst Community Orchestra (GHCO)

Thursday afternoons 2 pm - 4:15 pm

This is a symphony orchestra for strings, woodwind and brass. Our aim is to help people to develop the skills required to play with confidence within an ensemble in a fun and supportive atmosphere.

Orchestral players of Grade 6 standard and above are welcome to apply. There is no audition but some positions are already filled although we are very happy to keep people on our list of deputies and extras.

  • Conductor Christopher Braime

Our orchestra is named after the composer Gustav Holst who was committed to community music making, and was Music Director at Morley College in London from 1907 to 1924.

Programme for Spring term 2020

  • Mendelssohn - 3rd Symphony (The Scottish)
  • Rimsky-Korsakov - Russian Easter Overture


PS10 per session


Venue is at Primrose Hill Community Centre

Join us

You may apply to join us in this orchestra

Come and play some wonderful music with fascinating people all of whom want to develop the skills to make music together.

Term dates

Thursday afternoons 2 pm to 4:15 pm
Term Date Note
Autumn Sep 10 2020
Autumn Sep 17 2020
Autumn Sep 24 2020
Autumn Oct 1 2020
Autumn Oct 8 2020
Autumn Oct 15 2020
Autumn Oct 22 2020 NO SESSION - HALF TERM
Autumn Oct 29 2020
Autumn Nov 5 2020
Autumn Nov 12 2020
Autumn Nov 19 2020
Autumn Nov 26 2020
Autumn Dec 3 2020
Autumn Dec 10 2020 End of term Concert and Party