Blackheath Halls Orchestra

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Blackheath Halls Orchestra was re-established in September 2006 and has gone from strength to strength. The orchestra has been involved in numerous projects, including accompanying all the Blackheath Halls Community operas. The orchestra now has over 60 members.

Orchestra members have the opportunity to take part in four projects each year; all rehearsals take place at Blackheath Halls, and projects culminate with a performance in the Great Hall. 

New in 2018

Co-founder of the acclaimed Multi-Story Orchestra, Christopher Stark will replace Leigh O'Hara as Musical Director and the baton will be 'handed over' at our concert on Sunday 4th March at 6.30pm.

Orchestra members comments:

"I love playing in this orchestra, and enjoy it more than any other orchestra I have ever played in!"

"I love the community feeling of the orchestra and how loyal everyone is."

"I like the relaxed and friendly atmosphere."

Please contact Rose Ballantyne at [email protected] for more information.

Rehearsal Dates 2018

Sundays 2.30-5.30pm | 14, 21, 28 Jan, 11, 18, 25 Feb


Sunday 28 Jan 11am - 1.30pm Strings

Sunday 11 Feb 11am - 1.30pm Wind & Brass


Sunday 4 March  6.30pm

We would particularly welcome trumpet and french horn players. Anyone interested in joining the orchestra should email Rose Ballantyne at [email protected].

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2018 Course/Session Dates

Blackheath Halls Chorus

Come and Sing Events

Saturday 3 Feb 10am-1pm | Lucy Drever

Saturday 17 Feb 11am-5pm | Nicholas Jenkins

Sunday 18 March 11am-5pm | Lee Reynolds

Sunday Night at the Halls Course

Rehearsals: Monday 7.30-9.30pm | 5, 12, 19 & 24 February 

Performance: Sunday 11 March with afternoon dress rehearsal

Meantime Jazz

Course 1:  Mondays 7-9pm | 8, 5, 22 & 29 January, 5 February

Course 2: Mondays 7-9pm | 19, 26 February, 5, 12, 19 March

Blackheath Halls Orchestra

Sundays 2.30-5.30pm | 14, 21, 28 January, 11, 18, 25 February

Sunday 1.30-4.30pm | 4th March

Sunday 4 March