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The Gustav Holst Community Orchestra

This is a symphony orchestra for strings, woodwinds and brass.

We meet on Thursday afternoons and all 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.

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

Dates and times

  • Thursday afternoons from 2 to 4 pm
  • Term dates for 2019 TBA


Venue is at Primrose Hill Community Centre



The Gustav Holst Community Orchestra started life as a chamber orchestra at the Mary Ward Adult Education Centre, one of the original conductors of which was Gustav Holst.

Holst and Vaughan Williams (who was also frequently seen as a viola player within the orchestra) were committed to community music making and we continue their commitment to help people who are embarking on their music making journey to develop the skills required to play with confidence within an ensemble in a fun and supportive atmosphere.