The BHAO (previously known as the New England Arts Orchestra) is a Brighton & Hove community orchestra created in 2008, providing the opportunity for musicians of all ages and abilities to come together to play classical music. Members of the orchestra are mostly amateurs with a few professional musicians, all of whom enjoy the opportunity of playing in a friendly orchestra in their local community.

Our Musical Director is Brighton based composer Patrick Harrex.

forthcoming events:

Summer Concert – Saturday 15 June 2019 7.30pm

with Amity Singers

St John’s Church, Knoyle Road, Brighton BN1 6RB

Saturday 20 July 2019

we perform at Level Best Festival, Brighton

Sunday 10 November & Sunday 24 November 2019

BHAO Cello Ensemble workshops and concert at St Mary’s Church, Kemptown, Brighton BN2 1PR

Saturday 7 December 2019

Christmas concert at St John’s church, Preston Park






We are now on facebook and twitter@BHAOrchestra

Photo credit – The Argus