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.

      Our March concert with soloist Tom Kimmance was very well received and we have included a video clip from the performance below. We are delighted in our next two concerts 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.

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    Our Season 2019

    proms on the prom

    Next Concert

    Sunday 14 July, 2:30pm
    The Floral Hall, Waterfront, Southport

    “Proms on the Prom” this event will commence at 2-30 pm and is aimed primarily at a family audience. Guest soloist will be vocalist Louise Dickinson and the concert will once again feature the Woodlands School Choir from Formby. The afternoon will include classics such as Carmen, Skyfall, Finlandia, Bring Him Home and Pomp and Circumstance No.1


The Orchestra

Meet our Conductor and Soloists

Celebrate Jeff's 10 years as Conductor

  • Jeff Rimmer Conductor


  • Louise Dickinson Soprano

    Soprano Soloist

  • Introducing Heather Stark


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    A clip from SO’s March ConcertSome rehearsal photos

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    Read some recent feedback
    • 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.