Welcome to SWSO

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 Uttlesford. The Saffron Walden Orchestral Society also oversees the Saffron Walden Children’s Orchestra (SWCO).

Our next concert…

Saturday 29th June 2024, 7.30pm, Saffron Hall

Saffron Walden’s own Choral Society and Symphony Orchestra join forces once again to present an exciting Anglo-French programme. They open with Parry’s I was Glad, an anthem that will be familiar to all.

The orchestra will then play Saint-Saëns’ charming Le Rouet d’Omphale and John Foulds’ nostalgic music-picture April-England. The first half ends with Parry’s Blest Pair of Sirens. The main work of the evening is Poulenc’s Stabat Mater, written after the sudden death of a friend and Poulenc’s subsequent return to the Catholic faith. In 12 short movements, Poulenc considered this to be the work he would be most remembered for.

                                            Foulds – April – England

                                            Saint-Saens – Le Rouet d’Omphale

                                            Parry – Blest Pair of Sirens

                                            Parry – I was Glad

                                            Poulenc – Stabat Mater


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 Saffron Walden Symphony Orchestra (SWSO

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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 particularly keen to hear from musicians living near Saffron Walden or in the district of Uttlesford.