“precise and sensitive playing”
“a fantastic group to work with”
“intense and inspirational”
The East Anglia Chamber Orchestra was founded in 2010 by a group of musician friends seeking to draw together the best local musicians to make music that would be as rewarding as possible for players, audiences, and our visiting professional artists. The orchestra has gained an outstanding reputation for its exciting and virtuosic music-making and imaginative programming. We work with a range of different artists, with many – including Andrew Watkinson, Jacques Cohen, and Maxim Kosinov – becoming regular favourites. We learn something new from each of these collaborations. Stephen Cleobury is our Honorary President and we have collaborated regularly with him, including an annual concert accompanying the Cambridge University Musical Society chorus. We have worked with some of Cambridge’s other top vocal ensembles, including The Fairhaven Singers, The New Cambridge Singers, and Cambridge Chorale. We have an annual concert spot in the Cambridge Summer Music Festival.
Our regular venues are: West Road Concert Hall, King’s College Chapel, Ely Cathedral, The Apex in Bury St Edmunds, Saffron Hall, and Thaxted Parish Church. Many of our members make chamber music together, and at least once a year we give a smaller concert of chamber music for our friends and supporters.