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.

The HCO recently presented two concerts in one day in St.Mary's Church, Hitchin, the first at 4pm - Music for Strings and Harp - and the second at 8.30pm - Bach by candlelight. These well supported and appreciated events, given as part of this year’s Hitchin Festival, saw the orchestra continue to deepen its partnership with national profile musicians David Murphy (conductor) and Warwick Cole (harpsichord) and also work with Liz Poole (soprano) and Daniel de Fry (harp), both new to us this summer.

In November we will renew our association with conductor Rufus Frowde in an exciting programme of string music to be given in Hitchin Town Hall and in March we will be welcoming international horn player and Young Musician of the Year finalist Ben Goldscheider to play with us. Do explore our website to find out more about the orchestra and our concerts.