Join the Orchestra

The GSO rehearses on Tuesday evenings from 19.30 to 22:00 at Queen Eleanor’s School, Onslow Village, Guildford.

If you are interested in joining the orchestra please contact the secretary Felicity Howgate by email at  String and brass players are particularly welcome.

Like the idea, but still not sure?

We hold three play for pleasure rehearsals at the start and end of each season. All orchestra instrumentalists are welcome – no obligation to join and no fee! The next play for pleasure sessions will be published soon, so please keep an eye on this website and spread the word to anyone who might be interested in joining us.

For strings, “rusty grade 8” is a rough guide to the standard needed to be a regular player. Our wind section is particularly strong, and also fairly settled, with mostly semi-professional players on the principal parts. Nevertheless, please don’t hesitate to get in touch if you play a woodwind instrument, as orchestration and player availability vary from concert to concert, and depping opportunities do come up regularly.


Information for Members

Details about our 2019/20 concert season can be found here.

Contact Officers of the Orchestra

Sponsorship or Corporate Patrons


Tim Johnson

Membership & General Enquiries

Honorary Secretary

Felicity Howgate


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Jennifer Hills
01483 415847

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