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The Wyre Forest Symphony Orchestra was formed in 1974 and is a local non-professional orchestra serving the towns of Kidderminster, Bewdley and Stourport-on-Severn and the wider community of the Wyre Forest area of the West Midlands. We give three concerts a year, plus other musical events as and when they offer the opportunity.

The conductor is Tony Bridgwater and the Leader Gillian Pendrous

The Orchestra
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Tony Bridgewater
Gillian Pendrous
Want to play with us?

We are delighted that Tony Bridgewater has taken over the Conducting duties with the WFSO

Tony is an experienced Conductor who joined us in July 2020.

We are already enjoying his musical guidance and look forward to future concerts  under his baton

Tony is also a prolific composer and watch out for some of his works to be played by WFSO soon

Gillian started playing the Violin at a young age and played in the Lancashire Schools Symphony Orchestra. She then put aside her violin whilst training to become a Doctor. In 2004 she took up the instrument once again and now plays in many Orchestras across the West Midlands. She became our leader in 2018.

New Players are always welcome particuarlly Trumpet and string players

No formal auditions are requested but a standard around grade 7 is usually needed. Please contact us for a trial at  

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