Welcome to the Somerset County Orchestra. We are based in Taunton and are made up of both amateur and professional players. Rehearsals are on Tuesday evenings at Queen’s College and we give three or four concerts a year covering a wide ranging repertoire.


Next Concert

March 16th 2019 – Queen’s College, Taunton 7.00pm




Copland –  Appalachian Spring
Grieg – Piano Concerto
Saint Saens – Symphony No. 3


SCO are delighted to welcome back Elizabeth Hayley to play with us as part of the 175th anniversary celebrations of Queen’s College,  together with members of the Queen’s community past and present to commemorate this momentous event.

Aaron Copland’s Appalachian Spring has become one of the most symbolic works of the 20 century. Throughout the work Copland weaves beautiful melodies that evoke Shaker culture including the traditional song ‘Simple Gifts’.

This is followed by the ever popular Piano Concerto by Greig and Saint Saens third and last symphony. A magnificent orchestral work including organ, piano duet and harp and a percussion section made up of present and past Directors of Music of Queen’s College.




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We’d love you to support us and come and listen to us play. For more information about our forthcoming concert programme and details of future concerts, please visit the What’s On tab.


The Somerset County Orchestra is self funded. Further information about helping us financially by becoming a Patron, Friend or Corporate Sponsor can be found under the Support Us  tab.


If you are interested in joining the SCO as a player, please contact the Secretary using the Contact tab.