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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.

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2015 starts with our Northern Lights series of concerts of Scandinavian music in the Pittville Pump Room.  And the series starts on 24 January with Sibelius, the 150th anniversary of whose death falls in 2015.  We present the proud Finlandia, the exquisite violin concerto played by our Associate Artist Tamsin Waley-Cohen, and the sumptuous 2nd symphony.  details

2 for 1 scheme 2015

Don’t miss your opportunity to get two tickets for the price of one to hear Peter Donohoe play Brahms at the Town Hall in November.  To take advantage of this, you must buy a ticket for each of the Northern Lights concerts, and the first is on 24 January.  details

2015 concerts:

  • CSO Cheltenham Series

    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 (featuring Associate Artist Tamsin Waley-Cohen)
    Sibelius: Symphony No. 2 in D Op.43

    Tickets: £16 reserved. £14 unreserved (students 50%, 15 and under free) from Town Hall Box Office (0844576 2210) and at the door, or from concert-diary.com
    This is a qualifying concert for the 2015 2 for 1 scheme

  • CSO Cheltenham Series

    Saturday 28 February 7.30pm, Pittville Pump Room GL52 3JE
    Northern Lights 2

    Conductor: David Curtis

    Grieg: Norwegian Dances Op. 35
    Grieg: Piano concerto in A minor Op. 16 (soloist Alexandra Dariescu)
    Sibelius: Symphony No. 1 in E minor Op.39

    Tickets: £16 reserved. £14 unreserved (students 50%, 15 and under free) from Town Hall Box Office (0844576 2210) and at the door, or from concert-diary.com
    This is a qualifying concert for the 2015 2 for 1 scheme

  • CSO Cheltenham Series

    Saturday 9 May 7.30pm, 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

    Tickets: £16 reserved. £14 unreserved (students 50%, 15 and under free) from Town Hall Box Office (0844576 2210) and at the door, or from concert-diary.com
    This is a qualifying concert for the 2015 2 for 1 scheme

    Saturday 23 May 7.30pm, Holy Apostles Church, Cheltenham
    with Charlton Kings Choral Society

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

    Tickets: £15, or £10 for under-25s in full-time education, from CKCS Secretary Isabel Hull 01451 822110

  • 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 & Touch her soft lips and part from Henry V
    Mendelssohn: Selection from incidental music to A Midsummer Night's Dream
    Ole Olson: Trombone Concerto in F Op.48 (soloist Rhiannon Symonds)

    Tickets £14 (students £7, children 15 and under free) at the door or from concert-diary.com

  • The FOAG Concert

    In aid of the Farmers Overseas Action Group

    Saturday 17 October, Pershore Abbey WR10 1DT
    Classics at Pershore

    Conductor: David Curtis

    Smetana: Overture: The Bartered Bride
    Mozart: Clarinet Concerto in A K.622 (soloist Sally Harrop)
    Beethoven: Symphony No.5 in C minor Op. 67

    Tickets: £15 (students £7, children 15 and under free) from FOAG Office, 01905 570540 or at the door, or from concert-diary.com

  • CSO Cheltenham Series

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

    Peter Donohoe

    Verdi: Overture The 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

    Tickets: £18, £15, £12 (students and children 50%) from Town Hall Box Office (0844576 2210), at the door,
    and from concert-diary.com

Concert Dates

2015 brings our Northern Lights series of Scandinavian music. In the first concert Tamsin Waley-Cohen plays the Sibelius violin concerto.
2015 concerts

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Annecy Tour 2013

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