The NCO is regularly engaged by event and festival promoters, choral societies and music societies who are keen to work with a top, professional chamber orchestra.  We have the experience, versatility and expertise to perform your chosen works or help you to develop an engaging programme suitable for your audience and budgets.  The NCO is also regularly engaged to develop entertaining, interactive, music-making sessions for children – for example, as part of a festival’s ‘Family Friendly’ programming.

On the concert platform, the NCO typically comprises between 16 – 20 players (depending upon repertoire) and is directed from the Lead Violinist’s Chair by the Artistic Director, Nicholas Ward.

For outdoor, fireworks concerts the orchestra size may be increased to approximately 50 players, if required.

The NCO has a great deal of experience of accompanying choral societies and working with their conductors.

The NCO is happy to incorporate the work of living composers (both established and less experienced) and is always open to suggestions from promoters. It is equally ‘at home’ working with emerging young soloists and established performers.

On a more intimate scale, the NCO musicians perform in smaller groups as NCO Soloists: the String Quartet and String Quintet (very popular with music societies), Wind Ensemble and Brass.

Follow this link for more information on the choirs, choral societies and festivals that we have worked with.

If you would like to discuss any of these opportunities to hire and engage us, please contact: Tom Elliott, General Manager on 0161 247 2220 / email: tom@ncorch.co.uk