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Welcome to the CSO!

There's lots of information on this page to make your first few months with the orchestra as easy and enjoyable as possible from rehearsal timings, maps of rehearsal and concert venues to what you'll need to do to join the CSO as a member.

If you're a new member and think there's something missing that would have been helpful to you when you joined, go to the Suggestions page and let us know!

Rehearsal Information


Richard Taunton Sixth Form College, Hill Lane, Southampton, SO15 5RL in the Main Hall (walk through the main doors, across the courtyard and the hall is straight in front of you).  For sectional rehearsal weeks, check the main page of the website for details of which room your section will be rehearsing in


Rehearsals run from 7:15 to 9:45 every Tuesday (including half term holidays) 

Down beat is at 7:15 so please be ready to play at 7:10

Coffee Break

We stop at approx 8:30 for a coffee break - PLEASE BRING YOUR OWN CUP!

Concert Venues

and suggestions for parking  

Romsey Abbey

Church Lane, Romsey SO51 8EP

Lortemore Place Car Park SO51 8LP

Romsey Parking Map

Thornden Hall, Chandlers Ford

Thornden Hall, Winchester Rd, Eastleigh SO53 2DW

Free on site parking available 

Turner Sims, Southampton

Building 52 Salisbury Rd, Southampton SO17 1BJ

Salisbury Road Car Park SO17 1TS

Central Hall, Southampton

St Mary Street, Southampton SO14 1NF

St Mary's Church Car Park SO14 1AQ or 

College Street Car Park SO14 3EJ

Southampton City Art Gallery

Civic Centre, Commercial Rd, Southampton SO14 7LY

Grosvenor Square Car Park SO15 2BE

Other Information

Things to know

The other pages within the Members' Pages give lots of details on all aspects of the orchestra.  Click here to take you back to the front page which has lots of links

Getting Involved

The CSO has an extremely hard working committee and are always delighted for new volunteers - there are many roles that can be taken on so please have a look here

We'll need your help when it comes to promoting concerts and getting tickets sold too

And Welcome!

We hope you enjoy playing with the CSO - we're delighted to have you join!

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