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Symphony Orchestras for hire in the UK

Hire an the UK orchestra to bring your recording, wedding or special event to life! We have over 27 of the best symphony orchestras in the UK to match your needs. Whether you want the wow factor at your awards evening, an epic entrance as you walk down the aisle, or the perfect backdrop for your film scene, you'll find what you need right here.

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Symphony orchestraManchester

A hip orchestra ready to bring your event to life.

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From£1600
Symphony orchestraLondon

The London Musical Theatre Orchestra is the world's first and only professional orchestra specialising in musical theatre.

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Symphony orchestraLondon

Orpheus Sinfonia was founded in 2008 as an orchestra to provide opportunity and support for exceptionally talented young musicians.

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Symphony orchestraLancashire

The National Concert Orchestra of Great Britain, was set up in 2008. It's remit is to play 'popular and light popular music'.

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Symphony orchestraLondon

London City Philharmonic was founded by Olsi Qinami who is the Conductor & Music director of the Orchestra and founding member Chiawen Kiew.

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Symphony orchestraLondon

I Maestri was founded in 2001 with the express purpose of giving aspiring conductors opportunities to practise their craft.

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Symphony orchestraLondon

A new collaboration of conservatoire, university and sixth form students, ELSO performs in St John of Jerusalem Church, Hackney.

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Symphony orchestraTrowbridge
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Symphony orchestraSt Albans

An outstanding, versatile ensemble, the Keats Quartet plays across the UK, lending charm and sophistication to a vast array of events.

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Symphony orchestraLondon

The Siegfried Camerata is a young professional orchestra based in London. Its members are some of the most talented performers in the UK

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Symphony orchestraBeckenham

The London Arte Chamber Orchestra is integrated by professional musicians and performs a wide repertoire from baroque to contemporary music

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From£640
Symphony orchestraLondon

Any combination from Flute and Harp/Piano to large ensembles. Repertoire ranging from Renaissance to Contemporary. Your choice!

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Symphony orchestraLondon

Unique String band, with lead Singer Entertainer Gemma Louise Doyle, Versatile to suit your event

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Symphony orchestraNottingham

Contemporary orchestra performing cool, funky and current music for corporate events & large parties. Includes DJ

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Symphony orchestraStratford-upon-Avon

Brilliantly talented modern String Orchestra who can adapt to your music tastes for your special event

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Symphony orchestraOxford

The Ripieno Players are a group of some of Oxford University's finest musicians.

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Symphony orchestraBerkhamsted, Hertfordshire

A semi-professional Orchestra based in Berkhamsted, Herts who perform 4 high quality concerts on minimal rehearsal each year.

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Symphony orchestraLondon

The London Incidental Orchestra is an energetic, innovative ensemble comprised of talented musicians from all walks of life.

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Frequently asked questions

Can any symphony orchestra play my favourite song?

Professional symphony orchestras will often take requests, but you will need to give them plenty of notice. Please also keep in mind that symphony orchestras may ask for an small additional fee to prepare songs that aren't already on their song list. You can view the symphony orchestra's song list on their Encore profile.

How much time do symphony orchestras take to set up?

Your symphony orchestra will usually arrive about an hour or so before their performance begins to set up and get settled before they start playing. To avoid any delays, make sure the performance space is ready for the symphony orchestra prior to their arrival.

My venue has asked for the performer’s PLI & PAT inspection certificates. What are these?

PLI stands for Public Liability Insurance. This insurance covers damage to another person or their property (it is also known as third party insurance). As many of our symphony orchestras are members of the Musician's Union, they are already covered by PLI up to £10 million. PAT stands for portable appliance testing. Most of our symphony orchestras will already have a PAT inspection certificate for their musical equipment/PA system, which they can provide to your venue if they need it.

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