Cheltenham Chamber Orchestra

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CCO is saddened to announce the death of its former Principal Flute and Orchestral Manager, Peter Tomlinson.

The Cheltenham Chamber Orchestra was founded in 1966 by Laurence Hudson to harness the talents of professional musicians in the area. In 1984 Robin Proctor and Denise Ham took over the conductorship of the Orchestra from Laurence Hudson and in the year 2000, following Robin's retirement, Denise was appointed Principal Conductor, a post which she held until September 2003.

We are delighted to announce that Meurig Bowen has accepted our invitation to become President of Cheltenham Chamber Orchestra and succeed Gavin Sutherland who was President until last year. Meurig has close ties with Cheltenham and was Artistic Director of the Cheltenham International Music Festival from 2007 to December 2017. He now leads the artistic planning at BBC National Orchestra and Chorus of Wales and is the classical programmer for St George's, Bristol. We welcome him to the Orchestra.

The Orchestra has retained its tradition of performing music from the 17th Century to the present day and, through its regular concerts in Pittville Pump Room and St Andrew's Church, Montpellier, has built up an appreciative audience.

The CCO continues to sustain its reputation for bringing a wide variety of music to its audiences. As well as working with established artists, the Orchestra has a policy of providing a platform for talented young musicians. The CCO offers an extensive repertoire together with a high standard of performance, and with creative programming and subsidised tickets for young people it aims to appeal to listeners of all ages.

The CCO is available to play for Choral Society concerts. For a quotation please contact the Orchestral Manager, Fiona Beck at manager@cheltenhamchamberorchestra.org.uk

Cheltenham Chamber Orchestra is indebted to Cheltenham Chamber Orchestra Association, Cheltenham Arts Council and Mr Patrick Miles for their support.

Cheltenham Chamber Orchestra has played for the Cheltenham Music Festival Society on several occasions.

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