We are a virtuoso ensemble delivering original and extraordinary creative musical experiences.

We are an orchestra that loves making people happy. We love performing and helping other people perform with us too. Whether it’s our concerts or education work, we connect participants, communities and professional musicians together to create exceptional music that makes you feel something. 

Founded in 1982, we've developed a national reputation as a leader in creative music activity in the UK.Our work offers relevant and enriching possibilities for all.


  • Embrace new opportunities and ways of working whilst nurturing the best of existing practice, making music
    accessible to the widest audience
  • Connect participants, communities and professional musicians through shared creative activities and
  • Create exciting and imaginative performance experiences for audiences and participants
  • Collaborate with partners to devise, develop and deliver original musical opportunities
  • Are an ambassador for music making