Welcome to the Northern Horn Club

formerly 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.

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


Canalside Room, Civic, Slaithwaite on 8 April at 14:00 and 13 May at 14:30

After nearly 20 years of the ONHC it's time for a change - the name is changing to the Northern Horn Club and all organising is been looked after by your committee.

Hopefully I'll still front a meeting from time to time and will look after the website (if I can remember how!).

Good luck with your horn playing and hope to bump into you at the opera sometime.

Best wishes. Bob X


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