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“One of the very best amateur groups in the country”

Classical Music Magazine

“The most professional-sounding of non-professional orchestras”

The Sunday Telegraph

“Kensington Symphony Orchestra once again scores over most professional orchestras”

Classical Source

War Child

War Child

Coming up

Sponsored Play
Sunday 15 February 2015 at 12.00pm

Charlotte Bray, Rachmaninov and Prokofiev at St John's Smith Square
Saturday 14 March 2015 at 7.30pm
With guest conductor Alice Farnham

Piano: Martin James Bartlett

Welcome to KSO

In over half a century of music-making, Kensington Symphony Orchestra has built an enviable reputation as one of the UK's most accomplished and adventurous non-professional orchestras. Established classics, neglected masterpieces and works of today's leading composers are all hallmarks of KSO's repertoire, all performed with a skill and panache that has garnered praise from all quarters.

KSO returns to St John's Smith Square on Saturday 14 March 2015 with guest conductor Alice Farnham, for a concert featuring Charlotte Bray's Black Rainbow, Rachmaninov's Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini with soloist and current BBC Young Musician Martin James Bartlett, and the original version of Prokofiev's 7th symphony.

I hope you can join us as we continue our exciting season of concerts.

Russell Keable
Music Director

KSO Sponsored Play XV news

Following the huge success of our last Sponsored Play in 2013 when we raised over £15,000 for War Child, we will be returning to Westfield London on 15 February 2015 for Sponsored Play XV. Click here for full details. All the conducting slots for Sponsored Play XV are now full, thanks everyone for your interest.

Singers: details of how you can join our chorus and sing a couple of numbers with us while you shop are on our Sponsored Play page.

You can already help our fundraising by donating using the button below.