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Wales' leading professional Chamber Orchestra, touring throughout Wales and building orchestras in schools through its groundbreaking Crescendo project.

Crescendo is a ground-breaking project, formed with the aim of developing classical orchestras in secondary schools throughout Wales.

Eighteen of the orchestra’s players are working with five schools over the course of five years, in addition to performing in full orchestral concerts in nearby venues. The young orchestral players are invited to attend these local concerts to hear a full professional chamber orchestra, and to introducing them to a wide range of serious but accessible music.

Crescendo Schools

  • Ysgol Bro Hyddgen, Machynlleth
  • Sandfields Comphrehensive, Port Talbot
  • St John the Baptist High School, Aberdare
  • Ysgol Brynhyfryd, Ruthin
  • Christ College, Brecon

"I loved the expresson on our youngsters' faces when they were introduced to the audience and the project explained. There was an opportunity to meet the orchestra during the evening and it was a delight to witness the free flowing conversations between conductor, players, students and parents. There was a real buzz on the bus on the way home for all the right reasons!"

Sally Marshall, Ysgol Bro Hyddgen, Machynlleth

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Upcoming Concerts

'Classical Giants'

Thursday 6th October,
Aberystwyth Arts Centre

Friday 7th October,
Archbishop McGrath School, Bridgend
Tickets available at 01656 815500

Saturday 12th November,
Torch Theatre, Milford Haven

Friday 18th November,
Ysgol Dinas Bran School, Llangollen

Haydn: Symphony in D, Hob.1 No.6 ‘Le Matin’
Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No. 5 in D BWV 1050
Charlie Barber: Improvisations & Allegro on a Theme by Handel
Rutter: Suite Antique
Mozart: Symphony No. 29 in A K 201/K186a

Wales' leading Chamber Orchestra makes a welcome return to Milford Haven to showcase history's greatest composers: the towering figures of Bach, Haydn, and Mozart feature alongside the ever-popular John Rutter in a programme that exemplifies the finesse and clarity of the Classical tradition.

Meet the Orchestra

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Mark Eager


Robin Stowell


Charlie Barber