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We are an ensemble of committed and experienced amateur, student and professional musicians, playing under the expert guidance of conductor David Curtis. We play a huge variety of classical pieces throughout the year in various venues in and around Gloucestershire.

Our last concert of 2014 features Laura van der Heijden, the BBC Young Musician 2012, playing the Elgar cello concerto, flanked by Brahms’ Academic Festival Overture and Tchaikovsky’s 4th symphony, in Cheltenham Town Hall on Friday 5 December.

Looking forward, we are again running our 2 for 1 scheme in 2015:  Buy one ticket for each of the three Pittville Pump Room concerts, and get 2 tickets for the price of 1 for the Cheltenham Town Hall concert on 28 November featuring Peter Donohoe. Details

2015 concerts:

  • CSO Cheltenham Series 2015

    Saturday 24 January 7.30pm, Pittville Pump Room GL52 3JE

    Northern Lights 1
    Conductor: David Curtis

    Sibelius: Finlandia Op.26
    Sibelius: Violin Concerto in D minor Op.47 (soloist Tamsin Waley-Cohen)
    Sibelius: Symphony No. 2 in D Op. 43
    This is a qualifying concert for 2 for 1: To take advantage of the offer, you must buy a ticket for this concert!
    Tickets:  £16 reserved, £14 unreserved (students £7, children 15 and under free) from Town Hall Box Office 0844-576-2210 or from concert-diary.com

  • CSO Cheltenham Series 2015

    Saturday 28 February 7.30pm, Pittville Pump Room GL52 3JE

    Northern Lights 2

    Conductor: David Curtis

    Grieg: Norwegian Dances Op.35
    Grieg: Piano concerto Op.16 (soloist Alexandra Dariescu)
    Sibelius: Symphony No. 1 in E minor Op.39
    This is a qualifying concert for 2 for 1: To take advantage of the offer, you must buy a ticket for this concert!
    Tickets:  £16 reserved, £14 unreserved (students £7, children 15 and under free) from Town Hall Box Office 0844-576-2210 or from concert-diary.com

  • CSO Cheltenham Series 2015

    Saturday 9 May 7.00pm, Pittville Pump Room GL52 3JE

    Northern Lights 3

    Conductor: David Curtis

    Nielsen: Overture Helios Op.17
    Nielsen: Flute concerto FS 119 (soloist Katherine Bryan)
    Sibelius: Symphony no. 5 in E flat major Op. 82

    This is a qualifying concert for 2 for 1: To take advantage of the offer, you must buy a ticket for this concert!

    Tickets: £16 reserved, £14 unreserved (students £7, children 15 and under free) from Town Hall Box Office 0844-576-2210 or from concert-diary.com

    with Charlton Kings Choral Society

    Saturday 23 May 7.30pm, Holy Apostles Church, Cheltenham GL52 6HW

    Vaughan Williams: Five Mystical Songs
    Elgar: Scenes from the Bavarian Highlands
    Sibelius: Finlandia Op.26

  • Saturday 11 July 7.30pm, Bredon Village Hall GL20 7QN

    The Bard at Bredon

    Conductor: David Curtis

    Finzi: Love’s Labours Lost Suite for small orchestra Op. 28
    Walton: Death of Falstaff and Touch her soft lips and part from Henry V
    Mendelssohn: Incidental music Midsummer Night’s Dream
    Ole Olson: Trombone concerto in F Op.48
    (soloist Rhiannon Symonds, Gloucestershire Young Musician 2014)

    Tickets: £14 (students £7, children 15 and under free)

  • The FOAG Concert

    In aid of the Farmers Overseas Action Group

    Saturday 17 October, Pershore Abbey WR10 1DT

    Conductor: David Curtis

    Smetana: Overture The Bartered Bride
    Mozart: Clarinet Concerto in A K622 (soloist Sally Harrop)
    Beethoven: Symphony no. 5 in C minor Op.67

  • CSO Cheltenham Series 2015

    Saturday 28 November 7.30pm, Cheltenham Town Hall GL50 1QA

    Peter Donohoe

    Conductor: David Curtis

    Verdi: Overture Force of Destiny
    Brahms: Piano concerto No. 2 in B flat Op.83 (soloist Peter Donohoe)
    Shostakovich: Symphony No. 5 in D minor Op. 47

    To take advantage of the 2 for 1 offer for this concert, you must have bought a ticket for each of the Pittville Pump Room concerts.

    Tickets: £18, £15, £12, all reserved (students and children 50%) from Town Hall Box Office 0844-576-2210 or from concert-diary.com

We would love to see you there!

Concert Dates

Our 2014 programme ends with Laura van der Heijden playing the Elgar cello concerto.
2015 starts with our three Northern Lights concerts of Scandinavian music. details of these and the 2 for 1 scheme.

Image © Sam Trench

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Annecy Tour 2013

In 2013 the orchestra made its third visit to Cheltenham's beautiful twin town, Annecy, in the French Alps. Click here to read about the tour.