Forest Row Orchestra

About us.

We are a community based amateur orchestra from Forest Row on the edge of the Ashdown Forest in East Sussex.  Our members come from both the village itself and many of the surrounding towns and villages.

Our membership is open to everyone who plays at  grade 4 standard and above.


What we do.

We are back to rehearsals every Saturday during the school term, 09.00 – 10.30am at the Forest Row Primary School. We still have some COVID protective measures in place to keep us safe.

We play two public concerts each year, one in early spring and the other in the summer.  The proceeds from our concert ticket sales are given to charity.  The charities we have supported can be found on our charity work page.

Come and see us play.

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We are performing again! It’s our pleasure to be playing our Spring Concert on Saturday 5th February 2022 at Forest Row C of E Primary School, School Lane RH18 5EB. The concert will start at 11.00am.

We are unable to provide refreshments but please feel free to bring your own. Government COVID  restrictions will have been eased but we will still try to provide social distancing and good ventilation.

Music to be played will be:

Haydn: Armida Overture

Faure: Pavane

Tchaikovsky: Elegy for strings

Jarnefelt: Berceuse and Praeludium

Short interval

Haydn: Symphony No 94 in G “Surprise”

Tickets are on the door, £6 for adults, £1 for Children.

All proceeds will go to St Catherine’s Hospice, Crawley.


Join us.

We always need new players and welcome anyone who can play to around the grade 4 standard or above.

We welcome people of all ages and backgrounds, including those who are just starting out in music and those who are returning after a break.

We need all departments and would be happy to accept most instruments.  We rarely decline any  requests to join.

Instruments in particular demand are strings, brass and lower woodwind (we aren’t short of flutes at present).

Contact us.

We’d love to hear from you if you would like to see us play, join us or just want to find out more.  Our contacts are as follows:

Roland Millar, Conductor

Warren Alexander- Pye (General Enquiries)

Or you can message us through our Facebook page.

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