Welcome to the DSO

The orchestra of North-West Kent


In the light of the continuing Coronavirus pandemic, we regret we are still not able to perform any concerts. We think that we will not be able to come together as a group until at least March 2021 and so given the need to rehearse it's likely we will not be able to put on a concert until June 2021.

We are a group of talented musicians, of all ages, united in a love of great, popular orchestral music and in the joy of playing to our valued audiences. We rehearse and perform in Dartford and are the premier orchestra for the region. Whatever your favourite piece of orchestral music may be - from Haydn to Beethoven to Rachmaninov, from Symphonic to Concerto to Ballet Suite - you'll find something you'll enjoy in our varied concert season. 


For a great night out at a convenient local venue with the sound of a full symphony orchestra playing rousing pot-boiler overtures, lilting waltzes, and stirring melodies do make a note of our concert programmes and dates. 


We rehearse and perform 4 - 5 concerts every year at the Mick Jagger Centre in  Dartford. Tickets are available from the Mick Jagger Centre Box Office, or alternatively, please call our DSO Direct ticket line: 07707 680814.

DSO for Concert-goers

Whatever your favourite piece of orchestral music may be - from Hadyn to Rachmaninov, from Symphonic to Ballet Suite, Choir and Big Band - you'll find something for you in our varied concert season.

Our players are united in a love of great music and in the joy of playing to you, our valued audience.

DSO for Players

We rehearse Fridays 7:45 pm - 10:00 at the Mick Jagger Centre and we have members of all ages - there is no audition. Players should be Grade 8 or higher and enthusiastic about joining a great crowd of like-minded musicians.

When you join you get access to the DSO Facebook page where you can keep in touch and find out what other members are doing.

Take a look at the rehearsal dates for our next concert - 13th October - and make a date to join us.  We hope to hold an open rehearsal on the 4th October when anyone will be welcome to jin us for a read through. Use the form to contact us in advance or, if you prefer, just turn up; you'll be made very welcome.       



Tickets are available on the door or from:

The DSO - please use the Request form or call our ticket hotline 07707 680814 (no booking fee).

Mick Jagger Centre  themickjaggercentre.com   01322 291 100   

The best way to keep updated about concerts, conductors and performers is to check the website regularly or join the DSO Friends.

For details on the upcoming season concerts and dates please visit our Concerts Page.

DSO Instruments

We always aim to present concerts that are exciting for audiences and that bring variety and challenge for members. That necessarily means we have to ask for help from some of our professional friends. We are a charity but our guest professionals, of course, have to earn a living and so we do pay them a fee. We hope the benefits, in terms of interesting programmes, will be appreciated by our audiences and our members,