Welcome to the Northampton Symphony Orchestra

The Northampton Symphony Orchestra is a large community orchestra with over 125 years of history and a high standard of performance.

We are delighted to announce that, after a thorough interview and audition process, we have appointed our new leader, Emily Groom. Emily is a Worcestershire born violinist and recent graduate of the Royal Academy of Music where she studied her masters in performance under the tutelage of Richard Ireland. She performs regularly with Kings Chamber Orchestra, Orchestra Viva and the Southbank Sinfonia. Emily has also appeared at various classical music festivals such as the BBC Proms, London Handel Festival and St Endellion Festival in Cornwall.

Emily is often invited to perform as a soloist and lead amateur orchestras in the local area such as Bedford Sinfonia, Bedford Symphony Orchestra and Milton Keynes Sinfonia.

As leader of the NSO, Emily will be liaising with the Musical Director in rehearsals to help the orchestra, especially the strings, interpret his ideas. As principal First Violin, she will be working with her section and the other string principals to support players and the music we so love to perform.

The NSO is currently rehearsing under Covid secure guidelines, and the committee is busy planning a new season of concerts for 2021/22. Watch this space for announcements once they are finalised. In the meantime, keep safe and happy and we look forward to seeing you in the future.

Emily Groom Leader of the NSO

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