Next Play Day: 10am to 5pm on Saturday 3rd June 2017 at St Mary Magdalene’s Munster Square (members and non-members welcome; £30 entry, £25 concessions) – Haydn Symphony No. 99 and Vorisek Symphony in D (1843).
Next Concert: 7.30pm on Saturday 1st July 2017 at St Mary Magdalene’s Munster Square – Glinka Rulsan & Ludmila overture, Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto No. 1 and Brahms Symphony No. 4.
Chamber Academy is a friendly and dynamic chamber orchestra that tackles exciting repertoire and performs three concerts a year. We rehearse weekly in Central London, and look forward to welcoming new members looking for a social orchestra with a passion for classical music.
Based on a Classical Orchestra scoring, CAO comprises wind, strings and brass. We perform three times a year, each following a ten-week term of rehearsals. The format of the concerts is typically Overture-Concerto-Symphony, collaborating with soloists of international repute.
We play some fantastic repertoire including many iconic pieces, such as Violin Concertos by Mendelssohn, Beethoven, Bruch and Brahms; Piano Concertos by Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert and Shostakovich, and choral pieces from Don Giovanni exerpts to Nessun Dorma. Symphonies and overtures are mainly taken from the Classical and Romantic periods, though we have also delved into Baroque and 20th Century too.
We are very fortunate to have not one but two excellent pianos (a Yamaha and a Bosendorfer 280VC) provided by Markson Pianos at St Mary Magdalene’s Church, which in addition to the residence of Chamber Academy Orchestra is also host to various mid-week lunchtime piano recitals throughout the year.
Rehearsals are on Thursday evenings and in the afternoon on concert days. Concerts are on either Saturday or Sunday evenings.
We are always looking for new players to join us. We currently have vacancies in the string and brass sections. Subscriptions per term are £70 (£50 students).
If you would like the chance to play great music with great soloists please get in touch.