Next concert: Saturday, September 17th, 2022 at 7.30pm at Forfar Community Campus


17 September 2022:

The theme is 1880-1890:
  • Sullivan - Overture: The Pirates of Penzance
  • Strauss - Waltz: Roses from the South
  • Saint-Saens - Suite Algerienne
  • Dvorak - Symphony No 8:


About Us

The orchestra was formed in 1992 by the late Ron Walker to raise money for the Chest, Heart and Stroke Foundation in honour of his late father. The orchestra has raised thousands of pounds for charity over the years because of the hard work of its committee and members.

The Orchestra is proud to have Mrs. Georgiana Osborne, CVO, as our Honorary President and Dr Matthias Feile is our Vice President. Dr Feile, formerly principal cellist of the London Philarmonic Orchestra and the Philarmonia, is now a psychiatrist in Tayside.

The members of the Orchestra generally come from the Tayside region, coming from as far afield as Montrose to Aberfeldy and Cupar to Brechin.

If you want to join us contact us email our administrators on


The Conductor

Richard Allan has been active in TSO both as a trombone player and a member of the committee before he became the Assistant Conductor in 2015 then the main Conductor as of July 2016.

He is also musical director of the Friends group in Arbroath who have presented a number of concerts over the years for many charities. His day job is as part of the Essential Skills team at Dundee and Angus College teaching mathematics.

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Previous Conductors



Angela Green will be leading the TSO for the June concert. Angela is a well known local violinist and viola player and has played for local orchestras for many years. A retired music teacher, Angela still has pupils and is constantly in demand for her skills. She plays for Dundee Symphony Orchestra, Tayside Symphony Orchestra, Ferryport Fiddlers and the Abertay String Quartet.


TSO Office Bearers

  • Honorary President: Georgiana Osborne, CVO
  • Honorary Vice President: Dr. Matthias Feile
  • Conductor: Richard Allan
  • Chairman: William G.G. McLeod, M.B.E.
  • Vice Chairman: Agnes Mackay
  • Secretary: Agnes Mackay
  • Interim Treasurer: Peter Clunie
  • Committee: Marion Allan, Peter Clunie, Charlotte Howson, James Hutchinson, Brenda Jepson, Isobel Luke and Christine Mollison
  • Transport Manager: Neil Mackay


Financial Supporters and Acknowledgements

We are sponsored by several local companies and organisations including:

  • DC Thomson Charitable Trust
  • Bowmans Scottish Lawyers
  • Cookie Mathieson Charitable Trust
  • Blackadders Solicitors
  • Forfar Golf Range
  • Astute (Scotland)
  • The Pend Emporium
  • EQ Chartered Accountants
  • Colin M. Smith, Forfar
  • Alex Cameron, Forfar
  • Jarvis Brothers, Forfar
  • Angus Council
  • Hogg's (Stationers), Montrose
  • Pamela Reddy, Astute
  • Friends of TSO
  • Neil Mackay (Transport)
  • Fowlis Easter Hall (Ian Jackson)
  • AML (Sound)
  • All Front-of-House Helpers

With thanks, correct as of June 2022


TSO Wind

TSO Wind do occasional concerts as groups of varying sizes; quintets, octets and nonets. The woodwind section, together with French Horns, have also supported Arbroath Choral and also performed at various charity events throughout Angus, Dundee and Fife.

Concerts have included: the Mozart Piano and Wind Quintet, Beethoven Piano and Wind Quintet, Gounod's La Petite Symphonie and Piazzola's Oblivion Tango. Venues have included churches such as St Vigean's at Arbroath and St John's and St Margaret's in Forfar, as well as the House of Dun, Pitmuis House in Guthrie, Dundee University Chapliancy and the Younger Hall in St Andrews.



Tickets can be bought in the following places:

  • From members of the Orchestra or Committee
  • By Telephone: 07810 730 697
  • By Email: tsotreasurer at
  • Jarvis' in Forfar
  • £ 14 or £ 12 concession children under 16 are free
Note that seating is limited so pre booking is advisable to avoid disappointment. There will be a limited number of tickets availabe at the door on the night. Home

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Rehearsals take place on Tuesday nights at Fowlis Community Hall (DD2 5SA) from 7pm to 9.45pm

The schedule for the September concert is as follows

  • August 9 2022
  • August 16 2022
  • August 23 2022
  • August 30 2022
  • September 6 2022
  • September 13 2022

And on the day of the concert, 17th September 2022, in the Forfar Community Centre.

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Fowlis Community Hall, Tayside, DD2 5SA

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