About Us

Update May 2020: It will come as little surprise to most of our audience to learn that we have also had to cancel our 5th July concert. We are hugely looking forward to getting together to play again, when it is safe to do so, and to bringing music to Leamington again. Our sympathy goes to those professional musicians who are suffering from loss of livelihood during this crisis.

Latest news 14th March 2020: very sadly we have had to cancel our forthcoming concert, due to take place on 29th March, as the church where we rehearse is closing to everything except services. We wish the best possible health to players and audience alike, and hope to see you again soon (next concert is planned for 5th July).

Orchestral string players with conductor

Leamington Chamber Orchestra celebrated its 40th anniversary in 2017, having been formed in 1977 by Warwick schoolboy Andrew Mogrelia who conducted the orchestra until 1993.  Since 2002 the orchestra has been conducted by Richard Laing, a relationship which has seen the orchestra mature into the exceptional chamber orchestra that it is today.

We perform three concerts a year in the Town Hall, Leamington and since the start have had a policy of innovative programming, combining great classical pieces with wonderful new works from the 20th and 21st centuries.  This culminated in our 40th anniversary season, for which we commissioned three new works.  We also accompany local choirs and have worked with Cambridgeshire Choral society on a number of occasions.

Reviews of some of our past concerts

The concerts in our regular series are friendly affairs as well as musically rewarding, starting at 3pm and with tea and cake served in the interval!  We look forward to seeing you there.

The orchestra has received a gift of pen-and-ink drawings – can you help to identify who is in them, or give one of them a home?