As a result of the ongoing Covid 19 crisis we have sadly had to suspend all normal orchestral activities.

However, we are optimistic that we will be able to restart some limited rehearsals in early September. This will likely be for string players only due to the restrictions currently being imposed on amateur woodwind and brass players.

We don’t want our woodwind and brass sections to feel left out though so we are planning regular Zoom rehearsals with these sections until we are given the all clear to rehearse normally again.


We will keep this website updated with news bulletins as the situation develops but if you would like to know more or would like to attend any of our rehearsals then we always welcome new members. Please contact us via our contact page for more information.



Alton Concert Orchestra is based in the market town of Alton in the East Hampshire District of Hampshire. We have around 60 keen musicians and are always pleased to welcome more brass and string players. We put on three or more concerts a year, including the very popular ‘Last Night of the Proms’ in Alton Public Gardens in July each year.



We practice every Wednesday evening from 7.30 - 9.30pm during term time at Wootey's Junior School in Alton, Hampshire.  If you are interested in finding out more please send us a message via the contact page.

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We love what we do

Performing Great Music • Encouraging Young Talent

Enjoy playing, learning and developing. The Orchestra exists to serve the local community and to provide a forum for all musicians who enjoy playing in an ensemble.