About the Northampton Symphony Orchestra

The orchestra

Founded in 1893, the Northampton Symphony Orchestra is widely regarded as one of the United Kingdom's top amateur symphony orchestras. Membership is drawn from excellent amateurs, teachers, former professional musicians and students in and around Northamptonshire. Most members have achieved at least Grade VIII on their instrument.

They perform regularly in Northampton's many classical music venues with top professional soloists in repertoire that encompasses all styles of classical music. Rehearsals usually take place on a Wednesday evening during school term time.

They are supported by an active and flourishing Friends' scheme that provides many exclusive benefits for supporters.

The Northampton Symphony Orchestra's excellence in amateur music making has led to invitations to play in various local music festivals (such as the one celebrating local composer, Malcolm Arnold) and collaborations with other local music ensembles.

If you would like an opportunity of a trial audition to join the orchestra please apply here.

Current Members

  • First Violin
  • Stephen Hague (L)
  • Janet Atkinson
  • Penny Ballard
  • Scott Blundell
  • Elliot Clarke
  • Chris Colby
  • Trevor Dyson
  • Mo Clifford
  • Trevor Dyson
  • Karina Harries
  • Mark Libby
  • Ruth Rankin
  • Luke Roskams
  • Tom Smith
  • Diana Stammers
  • Andrew Young
  • Second Violin
  • Mark Osborne (P)
  • Nicholas Dean
  • Jane Grant
  • Ann Hindson
  • Katie Horne
  • Corinne Jobling
  • Jenny Lennon
  • Bridie MacDonald-Howe
  • John McCahill
  • Matilda Mount
  • Lauren Ramm
  • Eleanor Smyth
  • John Sunderland
  • Viola
  • Jasmine Gibson (P)
  • Karen Bell
  • Edward Hall
  • Abigail Jones
  • Annie Judd
  • Maria King
  • Joe Pitt
  • Theo Sturge
  • Ros Webber
  • Violoncello
  • Corrine Malitskie (P)
  • Nigel Anthony
  • Casey Burgess
  • Alan Garriock
  • Angela Jobling
  • Christine Jones
  • Wyn Jones
  • Sally Lewis
  • Phillip Luck
  • Jonathan Rippin
  • Matthew Sweet
  • Mary Tollervey
  • Double Bass
  • Matthew Jackson (P)
  • Debbie Armson
  • Pamela Dyson
  • Michael Eagle
  • Joanne Furnell
  • Hazel McIntyre
  • Len Nobbs
  • Flute
  • Graham Tear (P)
  • Helen Taylor
  • Piccolo/Flute
  • Kimberley Chang
  • Oboe/Cor Anglais
  • Sarah Mourant (P)
  • Kathy Roberts
  • Jayne Henderson
  • Clarinet
  • Naomi Muller (P)
  • Robert Reid
  • Bass Clarinet
  • Christine Hunt
  • Bassoon
  • Siân Bunker (P)
  • Frank Jordan
  • Horn
  • Robin Simpson (P)
  • Michael chang
  • Virginia Henley
  • Ian Jones
  • Meghan McCrimmon
  • Trumpet
  • Nick Bunker (P)
  • Rachel Chapman
  • Trombone
  • John Whittall (P)
  • Katie Bradshaw
  • Scott Lagdon
  • Bass Trombone
  • Kate Bradshaw
  • Tuba
  • Nicholas Tollervey (P)
  • Timpani
  • Chris Henderson (P)
  • Percussion
  • Keith Crompton (P)