Charnwood Orchestra


The Charnwood Orchestra is an amateur orchestra based in Leicestershire. We perform several concerts a year in the county, with a rich variety of programmes and the regular participation of superb solo artists from all over the country.

The Charnwood Orchestra has around fifty players, most of whom live in the Charnwood area. Since its founding, it has been a focal point for local musical talent, and today attracts players of all ages, who perform together with genuine enthusiasm and musicality.

The orchestra was founded in 1973 by Joseph O’Reilly, Director of Music at Rawlins College in Quorn. Since that time it has enjoyed the direction of several conductors, each of whom has brought something new to the orchestra in style and taste.

As well as performing regularly around Leicestershire, the orchestra has also made several successful tours to France and Ireland, which have been very well received. On it's two latest visits to Dublin, the orchestra has had the privilege of performing to a full house at Dublin’s prestigious National Gallery.

Currently under the direction of Nic Fallowfield, the orchestra is performing a very wide range of exciting and imaginative programmes and continues to grow in reputation.



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Past Events

Sat 24th November, 2018

Sat 15th September, 2018


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