Wales' leading professional Chamber Orchestra, touring throughout Wales and building orchestras in schools through its groundbreaking Crescendo project.

Crescendo is a ground-breaking project, formed with the aim of developing classical orchestras in secondary schools throughout Wales.

Eighteen of the orchestra’s players are working with five schools over the course of five years, in addition to performing in full orchestral concerts in nearby venues. The young orchestral players are invited to attend these local concerts to hear a full professional chamber orchestra, and to introducing them to a wide range of serious but accessible music.

Crescendo Schools

  • Ysgol Bro Hyddgen, Machynlleth
  • Sandfields Comphrehensive, Port Talbot
  • St John the Baptist High School, Aberdare
  • Ysgol Brynhyfryd, Ruthin
  • Christ College, Brecon

"I loved the expresson on our youngsters' faces when they were introduced to the audience and the project explained. There was an opportunity to meet the orchestra during the evening and it was a delight to witness the free flowing conversations between conductor, players, students and parents. There was a real buzz on the bus on the way home for all the right reasons!"

Sally Marshall, Ysgol Bro Hyddgen, Machynlleth

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Concerts | Cyngherddu

'Classical Giants'

Friday 24th February | Dydd Gwener 24 Chwefror
Wiltshire Music Centre, Bradford upon Avon
Tickets | Tocynnau

Haydn: Symphony in D, Hob.1 No.6 ‘Le Matin’
Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No. 5 in D BWV 1050
Charlie Barber: Improvisations & Allegro on a Theme by Handel
Rutter: Suite Antique
Mozart: Symphony No. 40 in G minor K 550

Wales' leading Chamber Orchestra showcases history's greatest composers: the towering figures of Bach, Haydn, and Mozart feature alongside the ever-popular John Rutter in a programme that exemplifies the finesse and clarity of the Classical tradition.

Workshop with Swansea University

Friday 10th March | Dydd Gwener 10 Mawrth
The Great Hall, Swansea University
Tickets | Tocynnau

Meet the Orchestra | Cwrdd â'r Gerddorfa

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Mark Eager

Conductor | Arweinydd

Robin Stowell

Leader | Arweinydd (Ffidil Cyntaf)

Charlie Barber

Composer-in-Residence | Cyfansoddwr Preswyl