About Us

If you are interested in joining MSO, please ring our Membership Secretary, Christine Jones, on 01494 776758

We currently have vacancies for Violas, Cellos and Brass but we are always interested in hearing from prospective members for all sections so please do get in touch.

For information about the music we play, please have a look at the What We Play pages.

We rehearse on Thursday evenings from 8:00pm to 10:00pm at Amersham School. Current rehearsal schedule is on the Members page.


Formed in 1962, MSO has gone from strength to strength in recent years and its repertoire now includes many works rarely attempted by amateur groups.

In 2012 MSO celebrated its 50th anniversary with a series of ambitious concert programmes which included the following highlights: a performance of Holst’s Planets Suite in its entirety; a “Completely Beethoven” evening with Egmont Overture, Violin Concerto and Symphony No.6; and the finale of the season was an Opera Gala with both vocal and orchestral excerpts from popular operas by Puccini, Verdi, Offenbach and Donizetti.

Read about our Conductor, Richard Jacklin, here

Read about our Leader, Charis Sykesud, here