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, please contact the secretary, Ahmed Hussain. 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 are welcome – no obligation to join and no fee! The next play for pleasure sessions will be on 6th, 13th and 20th September – please do spread the word to anyone who might fancy a workout.

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

The orchestra calendar can be found here.

Contact Officers of the Orchestra

Sponsorship or Corporate Patrons


Tim Johnson

Membership & General Enquiries

Honorary Secretary

Ahmed Hussain
07930 743583


Box Office

Jennifer Hills
01483 415847

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