The Resident Orchestra of Square Chapel Arts Centre, Halifax

A mixture of professional, semi-professional and gifted amateur players, the Orchestra pride themselves on delivering interesting programmes for chamber orchestra. The Orchestra performs in Square Chapel’s Red Brick auditorium – with its wonderfully intimate atmosphere and brilliant acoustics.

In 1998 the orchestra moved into Square Chapel which provides an intimate concert hall with one of the best acoustics in the area. The orchestra presents four concerts in a season, which usually begins in October and ends in June. A popular date in the orchestra’s schedule is the New Year Concert which is always a sell-out.

The orchestra has had an eventful history and is proud to have several World Premieres to its name. As well as performances as part of the Halifax Festival the orchestra has also been heard on BBC Radio 3 as part of the Listen Up Festival of British and Contemporary Composers.

Orchestra of Square Chapel is committed to supporting local talent and regularly works with gifted soloists from the area. In previous seasons we have featured William Green (piano), Martyn Jackson (violin), Rachel Spencer (violin), Alex Mitchell (viola) and Sarah Killian (soprano).

Find out more about Square Chapel Arts Centre

Details of our plans for next season can be seen on our Concerts page.

Orchestra of Square Chapel are now in the process of finding and appointing a new conductor! We have now shortlisted three conductors, who will each conduct a concert during our 2022-3 season. See our Conductor page for more.

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Here is our plan for the 2022-3 season.

Orchestra of Square Chapel updated their status.

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When this happens, it's usually because the owner only shared it with a small group of people, changed who can see it or it's been

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"It's Beethoven, Jim, but not as you know it" - rehearsing Beethoven's 10th symphony with Robert Guy. Beethoven expert Barry Cooper will explain all before

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If you want a ticket for our concert on June 19th go to squarechapel.co.uk/shows/orchestra-of-square-chapel-summer-concert/

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Here we are rehearsing Schubert's magnificent Symphony No. 9 ("The Great C Major"). Our concert at Square Chapel, Halifax is on June 19th at 2pm,

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Orchestra of Square Chapel are well down the route to choosing a new conductor. From a very strong set of applications, we have selected three

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To anyone who has got tickets for our June 19th concert - the time has had to change to 2pm. The Square Chapel website has

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