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The City of Southampton Orchestra has a long history of providing music for all kinds of occasions, from weddings and parties, through corporate events and functions, to bespoke classical concerts.

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String Quartet

A string quartet is the classic chamber ensemble, capable of performing a wide variety of musical styles from traditional classical through to more modern and contemporary pieces.

Example repertoire:

The City of Southampton Orchestra would be delighted to provide a string quartet for your event. We will provide experienced players who rehearse together as part of our orchestra every week. Many “string quartets” advertised online are in fact just agencies who assemble ad hoc groups for each booking — the players may have never met before they arrive!

Wind or Brass Ensembles

For something a bit different, why not book a wind or brass group? Either combination can create an elegant atmosphere, and works especially well in larger venues or outdoors. They can perform a similarly wide variety of music.

Full Orchestra

We have long experience of providing a complete orchestra for concerts and events. In recent years we have provided pit bands for musicals and shows, a string section to supplement an existing orchestra, and a full orchestra for local choral societies including Southampton Philharmonic Choir and Romsey Choral Society. We have also been booked for a major corporate event including a fireworks display.

With a wide variety of music in our repertoire we can perform an entire concert, or have the flexibility to accompany others while optionally including orchestral items in the programme as well.