We’ve received plenty of positive feedback from organisations who have hired or engaged us.  Here’s what just a few had to say:


Samuel Hudson, organist and Director of Music, Blackburn Cathedral:

Thanks again for a brilliant concert on Saturday – it was a pleasure and privilege to work with you all, and please do pass my thanks and those of the chorus on to the players, if you can or would like to! We look forward to our next collaboration very much indeed.”  


“Many thanks again for Saturday – the feedback we had has all been incredibly positive, and the playing was wonderful, as ever!” 


Randall Shannon, Executive Director, Buxton Festival:

“The orchestra’s contribution to the Festival was magnificent.  Their playing was universally admired – especially some of the solo wind in Otello – and the ease with which the players moved from an afternoon of Dvorak to a late evening of Bach was damned impressive!

And, of course, a total pleasure to work with.”


Janice Pounds, Arts Adviser, Strategic Lead, ‘Accent’ Music Education Hub:

“On behalf of the Hub I wanted to thank you for making the 10 Pieces /GCSE Set Works Concerts such a success.

I realise that a great deal of work went into making these events very special and I hope that members of the orchestra were happy with the end result.  Students were very complimentary about the standard of performance, with many commenting that they hadn’t heard an orchestra before.

It is very rewarding to bring something to a person’s life for the first time and we should all feel rewarded by that.”


Alan Eost, Sheffield Oratorio Chorus:

“The very successful Verdi Requiem was due in no small part to the expert playing of the NCO, supplying the necessary reliability with flexibility and awareness and a high standard of individual playing. We look forward to continuing our relationship.”