The Charnwood Orchestra is an amateur
orchestra based in Quorn, Leicestershire. We perform several
concerts a year in Leicestershire, with a rich variety of
programmes and the regular participation of superb solo artists
from all over the country.
The Charnwood Orchestra
has around fifty players,
most of whom live in the Charnwood area. Since its founding,
it has been a focal point for local musical talent, and today
attracts players of all ages, who perform together with genuine
enthusiasm and musicality.
The orchestra was founded in 1973 by Joseph OíReilly, Director
of Music at Rawlins College in Quorn. Since that time it has
enjoyed the direction of several conductors, each of whom
has brought something new to the orchestra in style and taste.
As well as performing regularly around Leicestershire, the
orchestra has also made several successful tours to France
and Ireland, which have been very well received. On it's two
latest visits to Dublin, the orchestra has had the privilege
of performing to a full house at Dublinís prestigious National
Currently under the direction of Nic
, the orchestra is performing a very wide
range of exciting and imaginative programmes and continues
to grow in reputation.