The Haffner Orchestra is Lancaster’s symphony orchestra, comprising amateur players and local professionals drawn from across the North West. Sometimes there are as many as 70 of us on the stage, and audiences often number 450 or 500.  People frequently tell us they are amazed and delighted by the wonderful music, and often people take us for a professional orchestra.  We do lots of music apart from our three concerts a year, and try to reach people who think classical music isn't for them. Concerts take place in Lancaster's Ashton Hall (Town Hall, Dalton Square), and the Great Hall at Lancaster University.


Sat. Dec. 5th 2020 10.30 a.m.     (Covid permitting)

Coffee concert at Lancaster Priory

This concert, which we have arranged, is a duo recital by Caroline Pether (violin) and Hannah Roberts (cello).  They are performing the Brahms double concerto with us in our planned February concert, and this is an opportunity to come and hear them in advance of that concert.  Hannah is principal cellist, and Caroline co-leader, of Manchester Camerata.

 Free admission with a retiring collection

Due to social distancing, places are limited so pre-booking is advisable.  Booking opens several days before the concert – watch this website.

Sat. Feb. 6th 2021 (Covid permitting)

Sat. June 26th 2021 (Covid permitting)

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