Summer 2015

Our Latest Concert

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Spring 2015


cco poster MagicOfMusic 2015 copy2 Provisional Programme – La Calinda (F. Delius) – Seraglio Overture (W. A. Mozart) – Clactomania (A. Gray) – Four Songs of Travel (R. Vaughan Williams) – Pique Dame (F. Von Suppe’) – Serenade for Wind Instruments (R. Strauss)

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Winter 2015



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A shared concert with The Sweeting Swing Band

in support of the Kerry Alex Thorpe Trust

1st February 2015 3pm at St Bartholomew’s Church, Holland on Sea.

Tickets are £7.00 (accompanied children free) available from 01255 223455.

Music from Les Miserables, Cats, Skyfall, Warsaw Concerto and more …

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Autumn 2014

Autumn 2014


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Sunday 30th November 3pm – St James Church, Brightlingsea

Provisional programme:

Handel: The Arrival of the Queen of Sheba

Rossini: William Tell Overture

Prokofiev: Troika

Wicken: Fantasea

Coates: Knightsbridge

Traditional Christmas Carols

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Summer 2014

Summer 2014



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12th July, 2014, St James’s Church, 7 p.m.

Tickets: £7 (accompanied children free)


Provisional Programme:

– MOZART: Flute Concerto (Francesca Dulieu, flute)

– HAYDN: Heavens Are Telling from The Creation

– HAYDN: Symphony N.6 “The Surprise” 1st mvt

– HANDEL: Overture Occasional Oratorio

– SULLIVAN: The Pirates Of Penzance Selection

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Spring 2014


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-Bizet: L’Arlesienne 1 Prelude

-Humperdinck: Hansel and Gretel

-Weber: Bassoon Concerto (soloist Frances Garland) (guest conductor Geoff Osborne)

-Parker: Clarinet Concerto (soloist Samantha Miller)

-Haydn: Surprise Symphony mvts 2 and 3

Come and join CCO members and vice-presidents after the concert for a ‘Meet the Players’ afternoon tea! We would be delighted to welcome you.

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Winter 2014



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A perfect way to warm away those winter chills – come and join Clacton Concert Orchestra at their New Year Cafe concert to be held at the Princes Theatre, Clacton on Sea at 3pm on Sunday 26thJanuary 2014. Imagine the scene: large round tables with crisp white cloths, tea and coffee in abundance with cakes and biscuits, walk around, enjoy the informality. Picture the Orchestra under multi-talented young conductor Francis Garland and leader Ruth Baker. Dance if the mood takes you, there will be Strauss, Lehar and other Viennese delights. Tap your feet to the “Four Saxes” – the foot tapping may lead to dancing! Listen to the beautiful singing of Tessa Collitt who will perform Vilja from the Merry Widow and the choruses from The Blue Danube Waltz. Experience a delight for your ears with flutist Julie Harmer who will display her considerable talent playing Doppler’s Flute Concerto. CCO are delighted to welcome guitarist Ben Townsend, the 2013 winner of the prestigious Tendring Rotary Young Musician Competition, who will perform with the Strings section of the orchestra his amazing interpretation of Pachelbel’s Canon. The whole afternoon is a feast for the eyes, ears, feet, and don’t forget the ample refreshments. You will also be supporting St Helena’s Hospice Tendring Day Centre who will be the recipients of the proceeds from the concert.

Tickets, priced £9.00 refreshments included, (accompanied children free) are available from the Princes Theatre Box Office Tel: 01255 686633
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Autumn 2013


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Provisional Programme:

-ELGAR: Pomp and Circumstance N.1, Nimrod

-LOEWE: My Fair Lady

-SOUSA: Stars and Stripes Forever

-MILLER: Moonlight Serenade

-DVORAK: IV movement from the 9th Symphony

-DOPPLER: Fantaisie Pastorale Hongroise

-PARRY: Jerusalem


Sunday 26th January 3pmViennese Cafe New Year – Princes Theatre, Clacton on Sea 
Join us for an afternoon  with dance and song in our Street Cafe with large round tables, white cloths and a seemingly endless supply of tea and coffee complete with cakes and biscuits.  We are delighted to showcase the Tendring Rotary Young Musician of 2013 winner guitarist Ben Townsend who will be joining the strings section of the orchetsra for his own individual take on Pachelbel’s Canon.  Tickets, which include refreshments cost £9.00 and are available from the Theatre box office 01255 686633 or
Sunday 13th April 3pmThe Magic of Music – St Bartholomews Church, Holland on Sea

Hansel and Gretel Overture, L’Arleslenne and the chance to see the magic of music performed by Francis Garland (Weber Bassoon Concerto), SIlke McNair-Wilson (something amazing on Saxophone) and Sammy Miller (Jim Parker’s exquisite Clarinet Concerto)

Saturday 19th July 7pm St James Church, Tower Road, Clacton on Sea 
Clacton Concert Orchestra joins musical forces with Clacton Choral Society for a Gala concert , details to follow, keep an eye on our website.
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mh(born 09.09.1934 – died 27.04.2013)

A celebration in music of the life of Mike

with friends, colleagues and former pupils.

Saturday 14th September 2013, 7pm

St James Church, Clacton-On-Sea

Free entry – all welcome!

Retiring collection in aid of The Musicians Benevolent Fund


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AUGUST – We hope to spring up with small ensembles at the Clacton Air Show Community Fayre which will be held on Christmas Tree Island (McDonald’s) on Thursday 22nd August 2013

SEPTEMBER – We will also be present at a concert being held in tribute to Michael Hurren which will be held at St James Church, Clacton on Sea on Saturday 14th September at 7pm

NOVEMBER – We proudly present our charity fundraising Remembrance Sunday concert.  There will be opportunities to wave flags, take out the hankies and sing along to the choruses.  A feast of much loved music and a little extra.  Flautist Julie Harmer steps out into the spotlight and demonstrates her considerable skill and charm with a solo item played with the orchestra.  We are also delighted to say that this year local songbird Tessa Collitt will join with the orchestra to lead the choruses and to provide some of her own individual magical singing  Proceeds from the concert will go to local Forces charities including the Tendring branch of SSAFA and Clacton on Sea branch of RAFA.  Tickets from the theatre box office 01255 433344, cost £7.00, concessions are £6.00.Sunday 10th November 2013 3pm, West Cliff Theatre, Clacton on Sea.

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Movies and Musicals Concert


Movies and Musicals


with the

Harwich Royal British Legion Brass Band

Sunday 26th May, 3:00pm

Princes Theatre, Clacton on Sea

Provisional programme:

HRBL – Breez’in Down Broadway

HRBL – Bring Him Home

CCO – Carmen

HRBL – Mamma Mia

HRBL & CCO – John Williams Symphonic Marches

HRBL – Tribute To Ron Goodwin

CCO – The Mission Suite

HRBL – This Is The Moment

CCO – The Big Country

HRBL – The Essential James Bond

HRBL – You’ll Never Walk Alone

HRBL & CCO – Radetsky March

It is with great sadness that we share the news of the death of our good friend Mike Hurren.  Mike was a vice-president, a former conductor and a great supporter of the orchestra. If you click here you will access the dedicated page where you will have the possibility, if you wish, to share your thoughts and memories about Mike.

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