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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.

The 2016-17 season

The new season starts with our regular trip to Pershore to play for FOAG in October, continues with an anniversary performance of The Planets in Cheltenham Town Hall in November, and then embarks on our Old Worlds, New Worlds series in the Pittville Pump Room in the New Year. Exciting music and soloists. See you there!

2016-17 concerts:

  • Pershore Abbey for FOAG

    In aid of the Farmers Overseas Action Group

    Saturday 15 October, Pershore Abbey WR10 1DT

    Conductor: David Curtis

    Wagner: Overture: Die Meistersinger
    Bruch: Violin Concerto No.1 in G minor Op.26 (Lisa Ueda, violin)
    Brahms: Symphony No.1 in C minor Op. 68

    Tickets: £16, including free drink (students £8, children 15 and under free) from FOAG Office, 01905 570540

  • Saturday 26 November 7.30pm, Cheltenham Town Hall GL50 1QA

    From the Seas to the Skies

    Conductor: David Curtis

    Debussy: La Mer
    Debussy: Sirènes from Nocturnes
    Holst: The Planets Op.32 (with the ladies of Cheltenham Bach Choir)

    Tickets: £18, £15, £12 all reserved (students and children 50%) from Town Hall Box Office (0844 576 2210), at the door. CSO Friends discount on top price tickets

  • CSO Cheltenham Series

    Saturday 28 January 7.30pm, Pittville Pump Room GL52 3JE
    Old Worlds, New Worlds 1

    Conductor: David Curtis

    Copland: Music for Movies
    Korngold: Violin Concerto in D Op.35 (Michael Foyle, violin))
    Dvořák: Symphony No.9 in E minor Op.95 From the New World

    Tickets: £17 reserved, £14 unreserved (students 50%, 15 and under free) from Town Hall Box Office (0844 576 2210) and at the door. CSO Friends discount on top price tickets

  • CSO Cheltenham Series

    Saturday 11 March 7.30pm, Pittville Pump Room GL52 3JE
    Old Worlds, New Worlds 2

    Conductor: David Curtis

    Barber: Adagio for Strings
    Barber: Knoxville: Summer of 1915 (April Fredrick, soprano)
    Dvořák: Symphony No.8 in G Op.88

    Tickets: £17 reserved, £14 unreserved (students 50%, 15 and under free) from Town Hall Box Office (0844 576 2210) and at the door. CSO Friends discount on top price tickets

  • CSO Cheltenham Series

    Saturday 29 April 7.30pm, Pittville Pump Room GL52 3JE
    Old Worlds, New Worlds 3

    Conductor: David Curtis

    Copland: Appalachian Spring
    Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue (Lucia Caruso, piano)
    Dvořák: Symphony No.7 in D minor Op.70

    Tickets: £17 reserved, £14 unreserved (students 50%, 15 and under free) from Town Hall Box Office (0844 576 2210) and at the door. CSO Friends discount on top price tickets

  • Tewkesbury Choral Society

    Saturday 20th May 7.30pm Tewkesbury Abbey GL20 5RZ

    Conductor: John Holloway

    Holst: Hymn of Jesus
    Butterworth: A Shropshire Lad
    Walton: Belshazzar’s Feast (Andrew Mayor, baritone)

    Tickets £15 (free admission for accompanied schoolchildren) available four weeks before the concert from Tewkesbury Abbey Shop and The Roses Theatre Box Office (01684 295074).

  • Saturday 1 July 3pm, 7.30pm Cheltenham Town Hall GL50 1QA
    Last Night of the CSO Proms – Hands across the Pond

    Conductor: David Curtis

    Copland: Rodeo, Four Dance Episodes
    Bernstein: West Side Story Symphonic Dances
    Elgar: Sea Pictures Op.37 (Kate Symonds-Joy, alto)
    Elgar: Pomp and Circumstance March No.4
    Wood: Fantasia on British Sea Songs
    Parry: Jerusalem

    Tickets: £18, £15, £12 all reserved (students and children 50%) from Town Hall Box Office (0844 576 2210), at the door. CSO Friends discount on top price tickets

Our 2016-17 season starts in Pershore Abbey on 15 October and in Cheltenham Town Hall on 26 November.

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German Tour 2015

Last summer the orchestra visited Cheltenham's twin town, Göttingen, as well as Dransfeld and Mönchengladbach.

Click here to read about the tour.