Welcome to the Portsmouth Philharmonic

Vacancy: Conductor & Musical Director - Portsmouth Philharmonic Orchestra 

Following the decision of present conductor Hugh Carpenter to retire in 2024, the Portsmouth Philharmonic Orchestra is looking to appoint a new conductor to start in spring 2024.

The orchestra was founded by a small group of amateur musicians in 2009. Our aims are to promote
musical activities in the Portsmouth area and to regularly perform concerts to raise money for
charitable causes. We currently have approximately 40 amateur members who rehearse weekly, and
we have guest players we call upon to join us for…

Read more


Portsmouth Philharmonic Charity Concert to celebrate 125 years of Portsmouth FC

 — (GMT, UTC+00) — (GMT, UTC+00)

Church of the Resurrection, Penrhyn Avenue, Portsmouth

The Portsmouth Philharmonic Orchestra presents a CHARITY CONCERT in aid of Pompey in the Community to celebrate 125 years of Portsmouth Football Club:

MENDELSSOHN The Hebrides Overture - ‘Fingal’s Cave’

BIZET L’Arlesienne Suite No 2

SCHUBERT Symphony No 5 in Bb Major

Tickets on sale November 1, 2023

Adults £10* (includes complimentary programme) Accompanied Children Free *booking fees apply

Mailing list

Sign up here for the latest news from PPO



The forty-strong Portsmouth Philharmonic knows how to put on a proper show...” - Stuart Reed

— The News