Clacton Concert Orchestra, which is based in Clacton-on-sea, was founded in 1966 and gives some four or five concerts a year in the Tendring area, performing a wide range of music to suit all tastes from classical and light orchestral music to selections from popular musicals.
The Orchestra places great emphasis on young people and has provided a platform for several young players over the years, some giving solo performances with the Orchestra and others being welcomed as occasional players or as members of the Orchestra, We have been fortunate in having had the support of the Essex Community Foundation and a Grassroots Grant to enable us to bring good orchestral music to a much wider community throughout our district and the members of the Orchestra are committed to continue this important outreach work.
Regular rehearsals are held on Tuesday evenings in Clacton on Sea, for more information please contact Brenda Ellis, concert manager, firstname.lastname@example.org or 01255 223455
CCO is a non-profit making Registered Charity and donates the proceeds of its concerts to local charities and good causes, thus returning much needed funds to the community. Many hundreds of pounds have been distributed in this way to organisations such as St Helena Hospice Tendring Day Care Centre, Clacton Hospital and Community Friends, Tendring Branch of SSAFA – Forces Welfare, The Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal and many local Churches and other Societies.
After half a decade of making live music available and accessible to all in our community CCO proudly announces that…
~ Over the past 50 years we have performed more than 200 concerts throughout the Tendring district.
~ We have played over 2000 pieces of music ranging from musicals to the classics of the orchestral repertoire.
~ We have performed 4 world premieres and have provided a platform for over 50 talented soloists and guest conductors
~ We have supported numerous local charities and churches and have given 1000’s of pounds to these worthy causes.
~ We have had the pleasure of performing with numerous choirs and concert bands and our orchestra members have formed chamber groups, duos and trios.
~ We founded our very own training orchestra in 2015 ‘Blow the Dust off’ which is enjoyed by 20 budding musicians.
~ Our concerts have been enjoyed by over 4000 dedicated audience members.
All of our musical endeavours would not have been possible without the support of our community and loyal followers.
To all of you:
Our heartfelt thanks and in the orchestral tradition…
Please Stand up and Take a Bow!