The Moonlight Mandolin Orchestra

 is an amateur orchestra for plucked string instruments,
featuring mandolins, mandolas, guitars and double bass.
We are based in Histon, near Cambridge, UK.


Picky eaters – the MMO is determined not to give up on fine dining during this difficult period



We rehearse together fortnightly, on Thursday evenings, and work towards at least one public performance each term. In view of the coronavirus outbreak, our current performance programme is on hold until further notice, but we hope that you will enjoy visiting this website in the interim. Look out for new announcements, and if you might be interested in joining us when our regular activities resume, please use the contact form on this site.

We welcome new players – check the Join Us menu above for more details.

We also organise various social, musical and educational get-togethers, including occasional workshops with visiting professional players.

We often share concert evenings with other local instrumental groups and choirs, and have sometimes collaborated with professional soloists to play interesting and challenging concerto works.

Some members of the orchestra compete at the BMG Festival and also take part in the British National Fretted Orchestra.

Here’s a clip of a recent performance

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