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The Orchestra welcomes new players of a high standard. Membership, subject to vacancies, is open to players of Grade 8 standard or higher.

Please refer to our Recruitment Policy for details of our recruitment process and our Members Code for information on membership rules.


Farnborough Symphony Orchestra has a wonderful opportunity for a second flutist to join our well-established and highly-valued woodwind section. FSO gives four concerts a year at concert venues in Hampshire and Surrey, under the baton of Artistic Director Bill Carslake and leader Julia Wilson. We are very friendly and enjoy playing a range of music from the classics to contemporary composers and we have some great repertoire planned for the rest of the 2023-24 season. We are championing local and young musicians with our family concerts and composition competitions and we work with one or two guest conductors each season, giving us a chance to benefit from a huge range of musical expertise. We rehearse on Thursday evenings in Farnborough and, of course, pop to the pub afterwards.

If you are interested in the position, please apply to join the orchestra by midnight on Friday 15th December. Shortlisted players will be invited to an informal chamber music audition with a few other members of the wind section, to take place on a Thursday evening in early January, and may then be invited to join rehearsals on a trial basis. Fill in the form below and we will get back to you as soon as we can.


We also have vacancies for several rank and file players in our lower string sections. We are particularly keen to recruit new members to the cellos and violas. We would also like to recruit a harpist for the 2023-2024 season and beyond.

Players of other instruments are encouraged to submit their details even if there are no published vacancies, as we occasionally have a need for deputies in some concerts or rehearsals.

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