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.

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. We’re still managing to meet online every week – check out our lockdown video of “La Partida”! 

In normal times, we rehearse together fortnightly, on Thursday evenings, and work towards at least one public performance each term. 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.

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


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


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