CCO logo Cambridge Concert Orchestra
Registered Charity no. 263524

We are an amateur orchestra in Cambridge (UK) specialising in light music with regular concerts throughout the year.

We try to vary our concert venues in order to provide entertainment for those who rarely get the chance to hear live music in the Cambridge area, by visiting churches, community centres, etc. Most of our concerts are fundraising events in association with other charities.

Our President is Brian Kay.

Future concerts

Saturday 10th September 2016

2016 marks 100 years since the Battle of the Somme. To commemorate the event the Imperial War Museum has commisioned the film music composer Laura Rossi to write a soundtrack to accompany the 1916 film of the battle. 100 orchestras across the land will perform the new work alongside live screenings of the film between July 2016 and July 2017. On Saturday the 10th of September 2016 the Cambridge Concert Orchestra are bringing the project to Cambridge. We will perform in St George's church (Chesterton) in conjunction with the Cambridge Film Trust. We are enormously proud to be part of this national event. You can find out more about the project on the project's website:

A poster for the screening are available to download here.

Future venues and charities

In 2015 the CCO raised over £4,900 for other charities through our concerts.

We are always eager to play in new venues and we are now taking bookings for next year. If you would like to arrange a concert please email our Concert Manager at


We are looking for a strong bass trombone player to join us in September 2016. We also have vacancies in our violin and viola sections. We have a healthy membership in all other sections; however, we often need players to deputise in the absence of our regular players, so do please get in touch. Please email


If you would like to be added to our email list and be notified of forthcoming concerts etc. please email

This term's repertoire

You can get a sense of what we play by glancing through the music we have in our pads presently. Some of this will show up in our forthcoming concerts and some pieces are just there because we enjoy playing them in rehearsals.

CCO Rehearsals - Current Pad Contents
The Battle of the Somme Laura Rossi
The Beauty of Life Edwin Sung
Fanfare for Richard III (trumpets, trombones and percussion only) Paul Lewis
Mambo (from West Side Story) Leonard Bernstein
The Merry Wives of Windsor Overture Nicolai
Suite from As You Like It Roger Quilter
Two Shakespeare Sketches Ralph Vaughan Williams
West Side Story Leonard Bernstein
Kiss me Kate Selection Cole Porter
March - "Youth of Britain" from the Three Elizabeths Suite Eric Coates