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The St. George's Chamber Orchestra (SGCO) is the new professional orchestra for the South East. The group was established in order to give local music lovers the opportunity to hear orchestral concerts of the highest standard on their doorstep. All the SGCO's members play regularly with the famous London orchestras such as the BBC Symphony Orchestra, London Philharmonic and Royal Philharmonic Orchestras.

The SGCO is deeply committed to educational work and making a contribution to the local community. All its members live in the local area and understand the need to bring high quality musical experiences to those who usually have little access to classical music. The SGCO will launch a programme of workshops, with members going into local schools and giving short recitals in the community. Many players in the St. George?s Chamber Orchestra teach, and for more information about this, workshops or tojoin our mailing list, please email: mail@sgco.co.uk

The St. George's Chamber Orchestra is thrilled to be able to base itself at the Parish Church of St. George, Beckenham. The church already has a proud musical heritage, and boasts one of the finest church choirs in the UK. The church itself, with its spaciousness and good acoustics, is an ideal venue for a chamber orchestra. The SGCOl ooks forward to developing a relationship with St. George's, and would like to express its thanks for all the help it has already received from all at the church.

Musicians who have played in the St. George's Chamber Orchestra include:

First violins

Dominic Moore
Rachel McIlwham
Daniel Bhattacharya
Gareth Griffiths
Sheila Law
Dorette du Toit
Martin Hohmann
Tammy Se
Jorg Hammann

Second violins

Peter Graham
Sioni Fraser
Emma Moore
Claire Turk

Viola

Edward Vanderspar
Maxine Moore
Dan Cornford
Dorothea Vogel
Rebecca Chambers
Rebecca Brown

Cello

Michael Atkinson
Augusta Harris
Rebecca Leyton
Anna Mowat
Jonathan Cohen

Double Bass

Dominic Worsley
Matthew Coman
Claire Whitson

Flute

Stewart McIlwham
Jennifer Sturgeon
Patricia Moynihan
Kieran Moynihan

Oboe

Owen Dennis
Daniel Bates
Emma Feilding

Clarinet

Thomas Hull
Jon Carnac
Ruth McDowall

Bassoon

Emma Harding
Sarah Burnett
Joanna Cackett

Trumpet

Ruth Ross
John MacDominic

Horn

Evgeny Chebykin
Neil Shewan
Chris Lund

Timpani

Alex Neal
David Hockings

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llo - 24 Jul 2009
llo - 24 Jul 2009
llo - 24 Jul 2009
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