To celebrate its 150th Anniversary in 2023, 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 St John’s Smith Square or Cadogan Hall in London, 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
Principal Conductor: Orlando Jopling
President: Mark Tennant of Balfluig
Vice-Presidents: Lord Armstrong of Ilminster, GCB, CVO, Hon FRAM, Antony Hopkins, CBE FRCM, 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: Franziska Willers 
Librarian: Janet Farrell
Treasurer: Anthony Melhuish FCA

Dame Geraldine Andrews QC, Paul Blaker, Brian Coffey, Dan Gosland Joe Smouha QC
Paul Blaker, Dan Gosland, Leah Broadfield

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


Registered charity no. 261421