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April 02, 2019

New Photographs

The orchestra were very fortunate to have been approached by a professional photographer, Carlo Cerutti, at our concert on Sunday 31st March 2019 who offered to take some photos for us. The results can be seen on our gallery page

If you wish to view his website and portfolio, please click here

September 08, 2018

AGM Notification

This year's AGM will be held on Monday 24th September 2018. If you are a member of the orchestra and wish to view the agenda and look at the minutes from last year's AGM then please log in to the members pages  to view them

June 01, 2018

The dates and programme for the 2018-19 season have just been announced. You can view the details by clicking on the link above. Put the dates in your diaries now and get there early as the concerts all prove incredibly popular.

April 27, 2018

Neston Concert

The Port Sunlight Orchestra provided a large-scale contrast the following evening at [Neston Parish Church]. Presenting a programme of music by Elgar and Friends, conductor and musical director David Straughan gave a fascinating introduction to each piece, highlighting the connections between Elgar and fellow composers as well as his and the music's links with Liverpool and -surprisingly - New Brighton.


The programme began with Elgar's lesser known Pomp and Circumstance March No 5 and his Severn Suite, continued with compositions by Sibelius, Richard Strauss and Delius, and concluded with a rousing and audience-swaying rendition of Elgar's Prom-favourite Pomp and Circumstance March No 1.

January 18, 2018

Members - Next season

The rehearsal and concert dates for next season have been agreed. If you have signed up to the members pages you can view them here

January 05, 2018

National Scout and Guide Concert Band

We were delighted to learn recently that the second youngest member of the orchestra was successful in applying to join the National Scout and Guide Concert Band. David Noyce, trumpet, will take up his place in a series of concerts this July in and around Birmingham. We would like to wish him all the best - we know he'll do well.

November 09, 2017

New Season - Elgar and Friends

Our 2017-18 season is well under way. Our first concert in the Lady Lever art gallery was packed out and rehearsals are continuing for the next concert in the Leverhulme Hotel on December 3rd at 2.30 p.m. Some rarely heard Elgar is on the programme as well as the second in the series of Pomp and Circumstance marches. Get there early to guarantee a seat!

May 11, 2017

Foyle Foundation Grant

Port Sunlight Orchestra are delighted to announce that we have been awarded a grant from the Foyle Foundation in order to purchase some PA equipment for introducing our concerts. Click here for more information

March 21, 2017

Next Season's Concert Dates Announced

The concert dates for the 2017-18 season have been announced:

Sunday 15th October 2017 at the Lady Lever Art Gallery

Sunday 3rd December 2017 at the Leverhulme Hotel

Sunday 18th February 2018 at the Leverhulme Hotel

Sunday 22nd April 2018 at the Lady Lever Art Gallery

Saturday 28th April 2018 - venue to be confirmed

March 18, 2017

Neston concert details announced

The details have been announced for our annual evening concert to be held again at Neston Parish Church on April 29th 2017. Details about the programme can be found here 

Tickets are £10.00 for adults, £5.00 for students and children get in for FREE. 

Tickets can be purchased at the door, bought in advance from members of the orchestra or reserved by emailing stating the number and type of tickets you would like.

February 28, 2017

Bassoon and trombone players wanted

The orchestra is currently short of a bassoon player and a trombone player. If you would like to be considered, please email 

February 19, 2017

February Concert

Our most recent concert was another success. Held once again at the Lady Lever Art Gallery, the packed audience was treated to selections from the Gypsy Baron, the Bergamasque Suite and Forgotten Dreams featuring a piano solo played on the gallery's beautiful grand piano by Martin Riley.

November 13, 2016

Concert Archive

Port Sunlight Orchestra's concert programme archive is in the process of being re-added to the website. If you have a programme dated for a concert we have missed off the archive please get in touch.

October 15, 2016

Return to the Lady Lever Art Gallery

Port Sunlight Orchestra made a very successful return to the Lady Lever Art Gallery in October this year following an extensive refurbishment of the gallery over the last 18 months. There was standing room only and the very appreciative audience were treated to some traditional fare for the orchestra - Gilbert and Sullivan, English folk dances and Die Fledermaus as well as a virtuoso performance of Scaramouche by Milhaud performed by saxophonist Gemma Wild. 

December 04, 2016

Christmas concert

Please note that our Christmas concert will be held in the Leverhulme Hotel, Port Sunlight on December 4th. The concert start time will still be 2.30 pm

August 10, 2017

Orchestral Weekend

Forms are now available for the 2017 orchestral weekend to be held at Moreton Hall School in Shropshire in August 2017. 

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