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
  • Karen Bell
  • Scott Blundell
  • Elliot Clarke
  • Chris Colby
  • Trevor Dyson
  • Grace Hume
  • Ruth Rankin
  • Luke Roskams
  • Tom Smith
  • Diana Stammers
  • Andrew Young
  • Second Violin
  • Mark Osborne (P)
  • Naz Billet
  • Helen Burn
  • Nicholas Dean
  • Jane Grant
  • Stephanie Halstead
  • Ann Hindson
  • Corinne Jobling
  • Jenny Lennon
  • John McCahill
  • Matilda Mount
  • Katy Osborne
  • Lauren Ramm
  • Eleanor Smyth
  • John Sunderland
  • Viola
  • Jasmine Gibson (P)
  • Hilary Dolan
  • Abigail Jones
  • Annie Judd
  • Maria King
  • Joe Pitt
  • Gill Pitts
  • Theo Sturge
  • Laura Wagg
  • Ros Webber
  • Violoncello
  • Corrine Malitskie (P)
  • Nigel Anthony
  • Wendy de Barros
  • Alan Garriock
  • Alex Hume
  • Angela Jobling
  • Christine Jones
  • Sally Lewis
  • Phillip Luck
  • Jonathan Rippin
  • Matthew Sweet
  • Helen Taylor
  • Mary Tollervey
  • Double Bass
  • Matthew Jackson (P)
  • Debbie Armson
  • Pamela Dyson
  • Michael Eagle
  • Joanne Furnell
  • Claire Hamilton
  • Hazel McIntyre
  • Len Nobbs
  • Flute
  • Graham Tear (P)
  • Kimberley Chang
  • Piccolo
  • Heather Brown
  • 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)
  • Cathy Carter
  • Ian Frankland
  • Virginia Henley
  • Meghan McCrimmon
  • Trumpet
  • Nick Bunker (P)
  • Rachel Chapman
  • Trombone
  • John WHittall (P)
  • Scott Lagdon
  • Bass Trombone
  • Kate Bradshaw
  • Tuba
  • Nicholas Tollervey (P)
  • Timpani
  • Chris Henderson (P)
  • Percussion
  • Keith Crompton (P)