We are a friendly orchestra of largely amateur musicians based in Dorking, who practise together each Wednesday evening and normally perform three concerts a year in St Martin's Church right in the heart of the town. 

We are excited to bring you more wonderful music in the autumn of 2023, including not only Rossini's Italian Girl in Algiers and Mendelssohn's beautiful "Scottish" Symphony, but also the wonderful Violin Concerto in D by Tchaikovsky, featuring our very own Joshua von Bohlen in the solo role. 

We look forward to seeing you in the audience, or, if you are interested in joining the orchestra, please see the 'New players' section below. 

Next concert!


ROSSINI - The Italian Girl in Algiers Overture

TCHAIKOVSKY- Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 35

MENDELSSOHN - Symphony No. 3 in A minor "Scottish", Op. 5

Conductor: Paul Newbold

Soloist: Joshua von Bohlen

Guest Leader: Dido Xenakis

Concert Info

Our concert venue is the beautiful St Martin's Church in Dorking, Surrey. 

The concert starts at 7:30

Tickets are available on the door, payable by card or cash.

Adult £15
Senior £12
under 19s £7
£1 off for members of Friends scheme

New Members

We have welcomed a number of new members in the wind and string sections over the past year. And we are currently recruiting - in particular we are looking for a bassoon player and an oboist as well as viola and cello players, but do always have spaces for other string and brass players too. If you are interested in joining our friendly orchestra, please email us to arrange a no-pressure taster for a rehearsal or two at enquiries@dorkingphilharmonia.org.uk.
If you play a woodwind instrument and are interested in joining, please still get in touch as we are always on the lookout for talented local players.