Blackheath Halls Orchestra

Blackheath Halls Orchestra

Blackheath Halls Orchestra rehearses for Carmen

Musical Director: Leigh O'Hara

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. 

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."

Movie Music Box project

Rehearsals: Sundays 23 April and 7 May between 1430 and 1730 | Sunday 14 May 1030 to 1330
Performance: Sunday 14 May at 3pm

ET Flying Theme | Pirates of the Caribbean Theme | Music from Star Wars | Beethoven 5 Movement 1 | Hall of the Mountain King | Blue Danube Waltz | William Tell Overture

Musical Director: Leigh O'Hara

Course fee: £20

Tickets on sale here.

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

Blackheath Halls Opera 2017: Weber's Der Freischutz, The Enchanted Bullets

Performances: 18, 19 and 21 July at 7pm, 23 July at 2.30pm

Rehearsal schedule can be donwloaded here.

Below you can see Blackheath Halls Orchestra rehearsing for Rossini's The Adventures of Count Ory with Nicholas Jenkins conducting in July 2014

Blackheath Halls Orchestra performs Mendelssohn's Elijah at St John's Smith Square under the baton of Edward Gardner OBE in March 2014.

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