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

'The Clock'

Thursday 8th October, 8:00pm
Aberystwyth Arts Centre

Friday 9th October, 7:30pm
Gywn Hall, Neath

Thursday 16th October, 7:30pm
St Asaph Cathedral

Saturday 7th November, 7:30pm
Torch Theatre, Milford Haven

Mozart - Overture, 'Don Giovanni' 
Grieg - 'Morning' from 'Peer Gynt' 
Morfudd Owen - Threnody for Strings 
Wagner - Siegfried Idyll 
Delius - On Hearing the First Cuckoo in Spring 
Haydn - Symphony No. 101 in D Major 'The Clock'

 Nestled between the drama of Mozart's Overture to Don Giovanni, and Haydn's 'Clock' Symphony, are intimate, romantic works by Grieg, Delius and Wagner, celebrating the quiet beauty of nature, the beauty of the sunrise, and birdsong.

Meet the Orchestra

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Mark Eager


Robin Stowell


Michael Csanyi-Wills