Sunderland Symphony Orchestra is engaged in an exciting phase of development following celebration concerts for the charity's eighteenth year since its formation for the Millennium, supported by Sunderland City Council.

The Orchestra's "Coming of Age" project, financed by Arts Council England, is bringing new partnerships, a new pilot outreach orchestral music and instrumental education programme for school children, and varied concerts in a wider variety of performance spaces. The voluntary orchestra offers support for progression in orchestral engagement across the city. Our impact is recognised as developing orchestral music education and enjoyment through new partnerships in and around Sunderland.

Do join us at our Christmas by Candlelight concert at West Park Church, Sunderland SR2 7AQ

 Contact us or drop in to see us at our rehearsals on Wednesday evenings at 7.30 pm.

c/o West Park Church, Stockton Rd, Sunderland, Tyne & Wear SR2 7AQ

Forthcoming Performances

 Next Concert

Marching and Waltzing

Saturday, 14th March, 2020

at  7.30pm

Musical Director - David Milner
Orchestra Leader - Judith Thompson

At West Park Church
Sunderland SR2 7AQ
Tickets available soon via Eventbrite


Working with Schools and Community Groups

Sunderland Symphony Orchestra (SSO) works closely with the Sunderland Youth and Community Orchestra (SYCO) and the Sunderland Music Hub (SMH), managed by  Together For Children CIC, to offer a range of participatory outreach music engagement opportunities for children, families, and community groups.

Follow THIS LINK to the Sunderland Music Hub to read an interview with Emma Mapplebeck, Cellist with SSO and Musical Director of SYCO - and Spotlight testimonials from three young SSO players.

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