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

'An Evening in Italy'

Friday 15th January, 7:30pm
Christ College, Brecon 

Friday 5th February, 7:30pm
Wiltshire Music Centre 

Saturday 30th April, 7:30pm
Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama 

Schubert - Overture in D major D590
Marcello - Oboe Concerto in D minor
Charlie Barber - Scarlatti Remix for Orchestra
Vivaldi - Spring from the Four Seasons Op 8
Albinoni - Adagio in G minor
Mendelssohn - Symphony No 4 Op 90

Mark Eager conductor
Gillian Taylor oboe

Beginning with Schubert's tribute to Italian Opera this programme explores ancient masterpieces from 18th Century Venice, leading to Charlie Barber's innovative modern reworking of the Italian Baroque style, and finishing with Mendelssohn's joyful Fourth Symphony 'Italian', which recounts the young composer's travels around 19th Century Italy.

Crescendo: Family Favourites

with Wynne Evans
Saturday 16th January
Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama

Including well-known classics by Handel, Gerschwin and Sir Karl Jenkins,
and the World Premiere of


Narrated by Wynne Evans
Music by Michael Csanyi Wills
Words by Lewis Carroll

What if, late one night, you came home to find a ghost hiding in your house? Wynne Evans joins the Welsh Sinfonia in a musical reimagining of Lewis Carroll’s Phantasmagoria and a selection of timeless orchestral classics with plenty of audience participation!

Meet the Orchestra

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Mark Eager


Robin Stowell


Michael Csanyi-Wills