Opera North

Welcome to the Opera North Horn Club

The club was formed in 1997 by Bob Ashworth, principal horn of the Orchestra of Opera North based in Leeds, and his horn section colleagues of the time (Dougie Scarfe, Maggie Houlding & Paul Kampen) to enable horn players of all ages and abilities to assemble on a regular basis to play in large ensembles. The opportunity to play in groups of up to 16 players would otherwise be extremely rare! Members come from all walks of life, both amateur and professional sides of music, and have ranged in age from 9 to over 75. On average meetings take place every two months depending a little on the Opera North schedule at the time.

Horn players of any ability may join up for a small yearly subscription fee (OAP & student concessions) which gives, in addition to free entry to all meetings, access to our newsletter

'la trompe' newsletter

edited by Graham Rickson, who in addition to his school teaching, writes concert and CD reviews for The Arts Desk. http://www.theartsdesk.com/users/grahamrickson


After nearly 20 years of the ONHC it's time for me to take more of a back seat and have more family time. The committee will be meeting shortly to plan a way ahead so watch this space. If it's still deemed necessary someone will be needed to take over ownership and maintenance of this website so.... volunteers please step forward by letting the committee members know of your interest. Hopefully I'll still front a meeting from time to time and will look forward to seeing you all then. Good luck with your horn playing and hope to bump into you at the opera sometime.

Best wishes to you all. Bob X


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Join us, update your membership details, access our extensive library, ask to receive our newsletter 'la trompe' or for any further information please email: info@hornclub.co.uk