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 are very pleased to welcome back Tom Kimmance who, in March, will play the great Beethoven 5th Piano Concerto, the Emperor. We are also delighted to greet two very talented musicians who will be performing with the orchestra for the first time; soprano Louise Dickinson at our Proms on the Prom concert and Ben Cartlidge who will perform Sibelius’s Violin Concerto in November. And back by popular demand the choir of Woodlands School, Formby will again perform at our July concert.

      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.

    Our Season 2019

    Southport Orchestra March Concert Poster

    Next Concert

    Saturday 30 March, 7:30pm

    St John’s Church, Birkdale Southport PR8 4JP

    Hector Berlioz Roman Carnival Overture Op.9
    Ludwig van Beethoven Piano Concerto No.5 ‘Emperor’ in Eb major Op.73
    Alexander Borodin Symphony No.2 in B minor

    Jeff Rimmer: Conductor
    Tom Kimmance: Soloist

    Listen to an excerpt from Borodin’s Symphony No 2 in B minor

The Orchestra

Meet our Conductor and Soloists

Celebrate Jeff's 10 years as Conductor

  • Jeff Rimmer

    Conductor

  • Tom Kimmance

    Our Soloist

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    Read some recent feedback
    • Thanks so much for a great concert yesterday. It was a huge amount of music to learn and perform. You must all have been exhausted! We thoroughly enjoyed it as did the whole audience.

    • The Orchestra totally deserved that standing ovation this afternoon. Glad all their hard work paid off. It was a privilege to be a part of it.

    • What a superb concert Jeff. You must be so proud of Southport Orchestra and the brilliant soloists plus Be and Woodlands Junior Choir. You were all just fab - what a lovely afternoon.

    Next Rehearsal

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