St. Aldhelm’s Orchestra

Welcome to the home of St. Aldhelm’s Orchestra. A friendly group of around 50 musicians who rehearse during term time in Poole, Dorset.

Next Concert

18 July 2022, 7.30pm
British ClassicsIn celebration of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee
St. Aldhelm’s Church, St Aldhelm’s Road, Branksome, Poole, BH13 6BT

Coleridge-Taylor: The Bamboula
Elgar: Cello Concerto (Soloist: Hannah McFarlane)
Elgar: Enigma Variations

Conductor: Ian Lowes
Leader: Anna Tyrrell

About Us

St. Aldhelm’s Orchestra

The Orchestra was formed over 30 years ago and rehearses weekly in St. Aldhelm’s Church in Branksome, Poole, Dorset.

Written into its constitution is the aim to provide an opportunity for amateur musicians to play the standard orchestral repertoire, to develop musical ability, to enhance the skills of ensemble playing and to contribute to the local cultural amenities.

The name of the orchestra derives from our rehearsal venue, but we are non-denominational, and all orchestral musicians are welcome.


Monday – 19:30–21:15


St. Aldhelm’s Church, St. Aldhelm’s Road, Branksome, Poole BH13 6BT

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