The Hertfordshire Guitar Orchestra is a group comprised of intermediate to high standard amateur guitarists of all ages and is based in the Watford/Rickmansworth area of S.W. Hertfordshire. It was founded in 1993 by Tom Parsons to develop ideas he had for creating a unique sound by composing and arranging music to be performed by a large group that combined classical guitars with electric and bass guitars.
The orchestra developed rapidly into a regularly performing concert group with a surprisingly big sound and a wide-ranging repertoire spanning classical, rock and world music that made for a very listenable and highly entertaining concert programme.
Tom is a very accomplished Guitar player and a great teacher. I have been playing Classic Guitar in his Watford Guitar Project (guitar orchestra) for the last 3 years and am now having private lessons on the Electric Guitar. The lessons are well structured and enjoyable. I only wish I had started earlier.
– Tim W