The Stamford Chamber Orchestra was formed by Jeremy Pike in 1983. Its players are all local musicians, professional and amateur, from Stamford, Oakham and surrounding areas. The orchestra has developed a reputation for providing high quality performances of classical music for people in and around Stamford.
The orchestra has developed a reputation for providing high quality performances of classical music for people in and around Stamford, with repertoire is both diverse and interesting. combining more traditional works by Beethoven, Haydn, Mendelssohn, Mozart and Schubert with music by composers such as Berlioz, Poulenc, Rautavaara, Rodrigo, Sibelius, Richard Strauss and Stravinsky.
The orchestra likes to encourage local talent, and works regularly with young soloists from the Stamford area, including the young violinist Katy Smith and the acclaimed harpist Eleanor Turner.
Stamford Chamber Orchestra has a distinguished list of conductors to its name; Jeremy Pike was succeeded by such respected figures as Andrew Constantine, Adrian Brown and, more recently, Christopher Brown.
In November 2010, young London-based conductor Ben Palmer began a four-year tenure as conductor of the orchestra. He regularly works with some of the UK’s finest amateur orchestras, including the Sinfonia of Cambridge, Cheltenham Symphony Orchestra and Haydn Chamber Orchestra. He has conducted orchestral concerts throughout the UK and abroad; making his debut at the Royal Albert Hall in 2010 and his debut at the Queen Elizabeth Hall is planned for 2013.
The orchestra performs three concerts a year, in the delightful surroundings of the Stamford Arts Centre Ballroom. The rehearsals consist of three consecutive Thursday evenings in the run up to each concert, with a final rehearsal on the afternoon of the concert day.
The orchestra are always pleased to welcome players of a good standard when positions become available; if you are interested in the possibility of joining, please contact Terry Noble: e-mail: email@example.com
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