To celebrate its 150th Anniversary in 2022, the orchestra is planning to commission a new large-scale orchestral work.

The Royal Orchestral Society is a friendly and sociable orchestra playing to a high standard. Our mix of conservatoire students and excellent amateurs perform 3-4 concerts per season in London at St John’s Smith Square, Cadogan Hall or St James' Piccadilly, and meet for around 5 rehearsals in central London during the two weeks leading up to each concert.

The orchestra has also put on 2 popular children’s concerts, organises an ‘away weekend’ to work on particularly challenging repertoire and performs an annual concert with the London Chorus. 

Patron: Judith Weir, Master of the Queen's Music
President: TBA
Vice-Presidents: Lord Armstrong of Ilminster, GCB, CVO, Hon FRAM, Sir David Lumsden, MA DPhil,
Lord Lloyd of Berwick, PC DL, Hon FRAM, Viscount Norwich CVO, Sir Curtis Price KBE
Chairman: Francis Norton
Hon Secretary: Rosemary Cook
Librarian: Janet Farrell
Treasurer: Anthony Melhuish FCA

Dame Geraldine Andrews QC, Paul Blaker, Brian Coffey, Joe Smouha QC, Andrew Roberts, Simon Upcott, Steve Freeman, Derek Holland

Independent Examiner of the Society's Accounts: Denis Argent FCCA


Registered charity no. 261421