The High Peak Orchestra was founded in 1975 as The Co-operative Orchestra. We are based in Whaley Bridge, although membership is drawn from a wide area, including Greater Manchester and Cheshire.
Come and See Us
We perform three or four times per season in venues in the High Peak. Our repertoire ranges from Eric Coates to Sibelius, Borodin to Weber and we like to think we are ambitious in our programmes. We take part in the Buxton Festival every year and we have won acclaim and recognition.
Come and Join Us
The Orchestra is noted for its friendly and welcoming atmosphere. We rehearse on Monday evenings at the Mechanics Institute in Whaley Bridge.
We have vacancies for some string players, and there are also occasional vacancies for wind players.
We are always pleased to be given opportunities to perform for charitable organisations and glad to hear of new concert venues in the area.