The orchestra financial year runs from September 1st to August 31st. Subscriptions are £40 per term or £110 for the year. Players under 26 have a reduction of 50%. Prospective members can play with the orchestra, if there is a suitable vacancy, for a term before they become liable for a subscription.


Rehearsals are normally held on a Tuesday evenings at 7.30 in Christchurch, Old Market Avenue, Chichester, PO19 1SW.

Dates for your Diary


Autumn Term 2021

Rehearsals started again on Tuesday September 7th at Christchurch.

Cathedral  Concert is on October 26th
Rehearsal at 11.00 am. – Concert at 1.00 pm.

Last Rehearsal Tuesday 14th December

Winter Term 2022

First Rehearsal Tuesday 4th January

Family Concert – Saturday 5th February

Summer Term 2022

First Rehearsal – Tuesday April 26th

May 31st – No rehearsal – Half Term

Concert – July 9th


The Committee consists of the following members of the orchestra:-

Jill Hooker – Chairman
Martin Overington – Treasurer and Data Protection Officer
Eric Thompson – Secretary
Cathy Day – Membership Secretary
Barry Goodchild – Librarian
Claire Wake
Caroline Spurrier

Data Protection

The new data protection and retention regulations came in to force on May 25th 2018. The orchestra policy can be seen here.


The orchestra’s constitution can be seen here.