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Scarborough Symphony Orchestra

A large and thriving ensemble.

Scarborough Symphony Orchestra is a large and thriving ensemble which presents five major concerts a year at the Scarborough Spa complex.

It is the only such musical group in the area – in fact the only one for 40 miles in any direction.

It celebrates its 60th season this year. The orchestra currently has about 65 regular players, with an age range of 14 to over 80, and includes many local music teachers. Its fine reputation is spreading and players are drawn from as far afield as York, Guisborough and Beverley. We regularly hire top professional soloists from the major British orchestras.

Our conductor, Shaun Matthew, studied conducting at the Royal Northern College of Music and is extending the orchestra’s repertoire with ambitious programming, combining traditional favourites with lesser-known works. We are a registered charity and are keen to promote the playing and appreciation of great music amongst the young.

Subscriptions are waived for full-time students, and all students and children attend our concerts free of charge.

For more information, including details of our current season, please see our website.


  • The Secretary
    112 Eastgate
  • Pickering
  • YO18 7DW


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