What makes an orchestra like HCO tick? Fundamentally, it is the deep desire of a dedicated group of musicians to enjoy, together, something profoundly important to them and to share this experience with the wider community. We are hugely grateful to our followers, both new and old, for their support which enables our continuing programme of concert making to thrive.

2018 has already seen us present two very different but equally exciting concerts in St. Mary’s Church. In March, we were thrilled to present Britten’s Serenade for Tenor, Horn and Strings, working with Andrew Sutherland (tenor), Ben Goldscheider (horn) and conductor, David Murphy. Then in June, we teamed up with The Hitchin Jazz Collective to present a very popular evening of “Jazz, Song and Strings” conducted by Trevor Hughes and featuring Isobel Doncaster (vocals) and Alan Lewis (alto sax).

Two more concerts are planned for the remainder of the year, a Concerto concert on 10th November and a family Christmas concert on the afternoon of 15th December. For the Concerto concert, we are delighted to welcome a friend of the orchestra, harpsichordist and Baroque specialist Warwick Cole to play and direct us, along with local soloists Jane Rose (flute), Catherine Wild (oboe), Molly Parsons-Gurr (cello) and Lydia Dobson (cello). These, together with members of the orchestra, look forward to presenting a beautiful evening of music by candlelight in St. Mary’s.

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