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.


Owing to the pandemic, we are holding our concert dates under review.  Things may change, but proposed dates are:

Sat. Nov.21st 2020  (possibly some sort of event)

Sat. Feb. 6th 2021

Sat. June 26th 2021

We will provide information on this website, via social media (Twitter and Facebook), and by email to people on our mailing list (join here).     Many thanks to customers who donated ticket money for the cancelled June concert.                                  


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