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Welcome to the SWSO website

Saffron Walden Symphony Orchestra (SWSO) is a community orchestra formed of both professional and amateur players based in and around Saffron Walden in the district of Uttlesforde. The Saffron Walden Orchestral Society also oversees the Saffron Walden Children's Orchestra (SWCO).

SWSO will be delighted to welcome you to our concert on Sunday 17 Jun 2018, at Saffron Hall, when we will be joining forces with Saffron Walden Choral Society. The orchestra will play Bernstein’s ever-popular Symphony Dances from West Side Story and the choir will sing Tippett’s wonderful Spirituals. The second half of the concert is devoted to Walton’s spectacular oratorio Belshazzar’s Feast, chronicling the downfall of the blasphemous king. Featuring a baritone soloist and two off-stage brass bands this is surely a spectacle not to be missed!

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If you are interested in joining the orchestra, please do get in touch - we are always happy to hear from new players. Many of our members travel some distance to play with us; however we are of course particularly keen to hear from musicians living near Saffron Walden or in the district of Uttlesforde.