WCO is an amateur orchestra in Winchester that performs a wide variety of classical works. We perform two classical concerts each year and one concert specifically themed for children.
2018 Concert Dates * Sat 30th June 2018 - Summer Concert at St Paul's Church * Sat 14th July 2018 - Children's concert at the Discovery Centre
Celebrating 30 years of WCO!
Our next concert on Saturday June 30th 2018 will be a special occasion, celebrating thirty years since the founding of Winchester Chamber Orchestra, and supporting local music therapy charity Key Changes. We are delighted to welcome guest soloist Karla Powell to play Richard Strauss' Oboe Concerto, and are hoping many familiar faces will come back to celebrate - or even play - with us!
Soloist Karla Powell
Children's Concert at Discovery Centre - Saturday 14th July 2018
Join Winchester Chamber Orchestra and Friends for their ever-popular annual children’s concert. They will perform an orchestral adaptation of The Three Bears Phantasy, by Eric Coates, narrated by local writer and broadcaster, James McConnachie. Continuing on the theme of ‘bears’ the orchestra will also perform The Teddy Bears Picnic and segue seamlessly into Haydn’s Toy Symphony.
Don’t forget to bring a bear (or favourite toy) along to listen too!
Stay afterwards for our popular ‘instrument experience’ where the children can try out perfectly child-sized instruments courtesy of Hampshire Music Service.
Don’t forget to book your tickets in advance – we ALWAYS sell out!
Members' Notices Spring Term First Rehearsal: 4th January 2018 Half term break: 15th February 2018 Last Rehearsal: 22nd March 2018 Summer term First Rehearsal: 12th April 2018 Half term break: 31st May 2018 Last Rehearsal: 12th July 2018