A very warm welcome to you from Southport Orchestra

We take our fun seriously!

      During 2019 we celebrate the 10th anniversary of Jeff Rimmer taking over the musical directorship of the Southport Orchestra. Under Jeff’s baton and with his undisguised enthusiasm, his superlative musicianship and love of the Southport Orchestra, we have expanded our repertoire and have gained in reputation and played to increasingly large audiences.

      This year is no exception. SO presents music from across the ages from Mozart to Beethoven to Dvořák and from Sibelius to 20th century popular classics.

      Within this repertoire you will find much-loved favourites and some that are lesser known, but equally fantastic music.

      We end our 2019 season with a concert of music by 19th and 20th century giants - Greig, Sibelius & Dvorak which will be held on the 30th November at Emmanuel Church, Southport. (For more details see the ‘Concerts’ page).

      Making his debut with the orchestra is the violinist Ben Cartlidge who will play the Sibelius violin concerto.

      Below you can see a video of Southport Orchestra rehearsing, with Jeff Rimmer explaining the programme.

      We hope you find the videos both enjoyable and instructive.

      Thank you to all our very enthusiastic supporters – your attendance at our concerts makes it all worthwhile. And also a big thank you to - Jeff Rimmer.

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    View the promotional video for our Autumn Concert

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    Next Concert

    30th NOVEMBER 7.30pm
    Emmanuel Parish Church, Cambridge Road PR9 9PR

    Grieg - In Autumn Op.11
    Sibelius - Violin Concerto in D minor Op. 47 (Soloist Ben Cartlidge)
    Dvořák - Symphony No. 7 in D minor Op. 70


The Orchestra

Meet our Conductor and Soloists

Celebrate Jeff's 10 years as Conductor

    Read some recent feedback
    • The performance was fabulous - my wife and I really enjoyed our afternoon. The warmth and pleasure , the sheer joy was so good. You must feel extremely proud to be associated with such musical talent . A big thank you to all concerned.

    • Thanks for a great Southport Orchestra concert last night. At the end I just had to stand up and applaud.

    • The Southport Orchestra’s excellent interpretation of the 3 B’s really was the bees knees, under the direction of Jeff Rimmer plus the talents of Tom Kimmance. A thoroughly enjoyable evening.

    • Southport Orchestra were just brilliant under the superbly talented conductor Jeff Rimmer. What a fantastic performance by solo pianist Tom Kimmance.

    Next Rehearsal

    Rehearsals take place every Tuesday at All Saints Church Hall the entrance of which is off Park Road, Southport at 7.45pm.