Joining The Orchestra

Horn section rehearsing

Are you interested in joining an orchestra? Great!

We always welcome enquiries from new players, so if you live in the Southampton area and are free on Tuesday evenings, read on.

The City of Southampton Orchestra is an enthusiastic and friendly amateur orchestra. We give five concerts each year in a variety of venues around the Southampton area.

We rehearse weekly on Tuesdays from 7:15pm – 9:45pm. Rehearsals are currently held at Richard Taunton Sixth Form College in Southampton. We always have a break halfway through the rehearsal for a cuppa and chat.

Like most orchestras, we have more vacancies in some sections of the orchestra than others, but we welcome enquiries from players of all instruments. If we don't currently have a vacancy for your instrument we will keep your details on file, and do our best to invite you to act as a stand-in or extra for a rehearsal or concert. This is a great way for you to get to know us informally.

If you would like to enquire about coming along to meet us, we invite you to download the form below.

CSO Player Enquiry Form

Please email completed forms to our Orchestra Manager, Gina Briant:

Joining as a volunteer member

We welcome enquiries from new volunteers who are able to offer us non-performing support so that we can get on with the business of playing the music! If you are able to offer a couple of hours from time to time please complete the application form below.

Volunteer Application Form