About us

The Boston Orchestra was founded in 1937 to bring together local talented musicians and provide them with the opportunity to enjoy the experience of playing in an orchestra.  We meet weekly for rehearsals and present 2 concerts a year in and around Boston, often in local village churches in order to take live music out into the rural community.  Partnerships have also been formed to support local charities.

Membership is open to players of all ages and ability who hold a keen interest in music and can play an orchestral instrument.  There are no auditions: all that is required is commitment and a love of music.

Young students are encouraged to join free of charge and stay until they leave school and many of our members have played in their youth and are re-igniting their interest in later life.  Recent learners are also  very welcome – it’s never too late to learn to play an instrument and recent research has proved that it is one of the best activities for retaining brain function and increasing efficiency in all areas of learning.

The members are the backbone of the orchestra which has, for many years, been the only regularly rehearsing amateur orchestra in the south of Lincolnshire.

Georgina is originally from Lincolnshire but spent most of her life in London, working in the Music Library of The Royal Opera House Covent Garden.  She studied horn at the Guidhall School of Music and Drama and has always played in amateur orchestras, first in Lincolnshire and then in the South East.

In 2006 she moved to New Zealand, where she lived for five years, helping to set up a professional opera company, Southern Opera, in Christchurch.  She returned to England in 2011.

This is her first conducting post but she was lucky enough to work with many top international conductors during her time at the Royal Opera House and hopes she has picked up a few useful tips!

Georgina Boaks - Conductor

Andrew began violin lessons at the age of 5 with his aunt and, while at school, he played with Grimsby Youth Orchestra for several years.  After qualifying as a teacher he worked for Lincolnshire Music Service teaching in schools in Sleaford, Bourne and Grantham, finally retiring in 2004. 

During the late sixties he was leader of the newly formed Spalding Chamber Orchestra. Recently he and some friends have formed the Lindsey String Quartet and they have given many recitals locally. 

He plays a 1790 violin by Johann Leeb of Presburg.

Andrew Hutton - Leader

Registered Charity No. 1099192

We meet every Monday at St Mary's Church Hall (PE21 9BU) from 7:30PM-9:30PM.

We have lots of fun – come and join us!

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