Welcome to the Somerset County Orchestra. We are a group of amateur musicians brought together by a love of playing and a passion for making classical music available to everyone.


Next Concert

Saturday 29 October 2016 – Queen’s College, Taunton – 7.30pm

VerdiForce of Destiny
MahlerLieder eines fahrenden gesellen
MozartMadamina, il catalogo e questo from Don Giovani
Dvorak –New World Symphony
Baritone SoloistPhilip Tebb
ConductorDavid Hedges


Philip TebbTebb


Philip Tebb is an old Queenian so it is exciting to have him return to sing with the orchestra in this concert. From Queen’s he studied Music at Durham University, where he was a Choral Scholar at the Cathedral, and at the Royal College of Music on the Benjamin Britten International Opera School with Russell Smythe. His studies at RCM were generously supported by the Anne Clayton Award, Stanley Picker Trust Award, the Audrey Sacher Award and the Josephine Baker Trust. Roles at RCM included: Demetrius in Britten A Midsummer Night’s Dream; Harasta in Janacek The Cunning Little Vixen; Nicandro in Handel Atalanta (as part of the London Handel Festival); Father Trulove in Stravinsky The Rake’s Progress and Antonio in Mozart Le Nozze di Figaro. Professional stage work includes covering the role of Peter Quince in Britten A Midsummer Night’s Dream for Garsington Opera, singing the role of Schaunard in Puccini La Boheme for Wedmore Opera and appearing in a production of Webster’s The Duchess of Malfi at the Royal Theatre, Northampton.

We give three to four concerts a year in and around Taunton so we’d love you to support us and come and listen to us play. The details of our next concert are above and details of our future concerts can be found under the “What’s On” tab.