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Friday, January 21, 2022

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Founded in 1983, the Orchestra was originally connected with St Bridget's Church in West Kirby, and known as the St Bridget’s Orchestra. It changed its name in September 1995 to the Wirral Symphony Orchestra (WSO) to reflect its increasing size, repertoire and prominence. By 2005, the Orchestra had become a large and vibrant musical body, and established itself as an independent organisation in its own right. The Wirral Symphony Orchestra is a Registered Charity (No 1112140). 


From 1995 to 2008 the WSO was conducted by Gabrielle Horne, and in Autumn 2008 the Orchestra announced the appointment of Jonathan Small, Principal Oboe of the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra as its new Conductor.

The majority of concerts are performed at Hoylake Chapel, although the Orchestra has played also in Wallasey Town Hall, Pacific Road Arts Centre and in West Kirby.

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From Wirral Globe 01.05.12

"We always find it puts a smile on people's faces" said Tom Baker, explaining the astonishing worldwide resurgence in popularity of the humble ukulele.

Tom, a senior member of the Wirral Ukulele Orchestra which is making its presence felt more and more on the local entertainment scene, disclosed: "It is massively popular in this country, the United States, Ireland and Australia.

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The group rehearses at Hoylake's Melrose Hall and performs musicals and Gilbert and Sullivan productions.   Age Range: 15+ – 90.

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Hoylake Chamber Concert Society has been in existence since 1925 and was formed to engage professional musicians to play public classical music concerts in Wirral.

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This is a friendly, enthusiastic society that has been singing in Hoylake since 1948. We strive to achieve quality performances and whether you are an experienced singer, or a novice, new members are warmly welcomed.  Normally three concerts are performed locally per season, and these are a mix of traditional repertoire and more modern works.

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