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Birmingham Chamber Orchestra aims to present performances of a high standard in all parts of the region, especially those where access to professional music-making is limited.

We are an amateur ensemble, but we strive towards a compelling level of musicianship and carefully-rehearsed performances.

We regularly programme neglected repertoire or use unusual and challenging contexts to enrich more-familiar music.

The Orchestra is funded by promoters, grant-making bodies, and by a thriving Supporters’ Scheme; no subscription is levied on players, and we are proud that exceptional young musicians are not in this way excluded.

We work closely with charities: our concerts in February 2011 resulted in total donations of more than 5000 to Birmingham St. Mary’s Hospice and Rotary End Polio Now. (click to read the press release).

Birmingham Chamber Orchestra launched in the Summer of 2005 with semi-staged performances of Tchaikovsky's Eugene Onegin.

The Orchestra's performance of Lutoslawski's Chain 1 was broadcast on BBC Radio 3 in October 2008 (click to listen).

In the Spring of 2013, Birmingham Chamber Orchestra played for the first time in Symphony Hall, Birmingham.

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