Westbourne's Own Orchestra, since 1930
The Westbourne Orchestra is a society of around 40 keen musicians, amateurs and professionals alike, from the Bournemouth area.
We all love our society for the chance to play great music together, make lasting friendships, and thrill audiences at our concerts.
We also host our own national Concerto Competitions for under-21s and adults, to give upcoming, and outstanding musicians the chance to perform with a full orchestra in concert.
As a nonprofit charity, we cannot do what we do without the generosity of our supporters. Donations we receive are what help us to hire the music, venues and equipment we need to bring the very best repertoire and locations to our audiences.
Through the PayPal Giving Fund, you can support us by donating to the Westbourne Orchestral Society when making purchase via PayPal, as a 'top-up'. You can even save us as Favourite Charity, to make it easier to do this in the future. But, the best thing? To support charities, there are NO FEES for donations made through the PayPal Giving Fund, meaning you are not charged to donate and we benefit from 100% of your generosity.
You can also donate directly from our PayPal Giving Fund Charity Page – all donations are gratefully received and go a long way in supporting the aims of our charity. You can make a donation via the button below:
What WOS means to us...
“I have been in the Westbourne Orchestra for a number of years now and have always enjoyed it. We always have interesting music to form excellent concert programmes and give us all a challenge. The social aspect is great, too – quick friendships are made and we have good laughs in the pub after rehearsals!”
Toby – viola player, trustee and honorary treasurer