The aims of the orchestra are two fold. First, to give professional and amateur music makers the opportunity to come together and play wonderful music. Secondly, to bring great pleasure to local audiences.

Brian Cresswell, a well known figure on the Taunton music scene, conducted the orchestra for an amazing 25 years before handing over the baton to David Hedges, the current conductor, in 2002. David brings a vibrancy and passion to his conducting which draws out performances from the players that are truly uplifting.

The article below is from the BBC website and gives a brief history of the orchestra.

Somerset County Orchestra BBC Article