Heart  of  England
Co-operative  Concert  Orchestra

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2017 - the Centenary Year of the Orchestra

We are a community orchestra made up of people of all ages and musical abilities. We perform around six concerts a year to bring live, light classical music to people of Coventry and Warwickshire. The concerts raise funds for local Charities. The Orchestra is sponsored and supported by the Heart of England Co-operative Society Limited.

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Our second concert in the Centenary Series was played to members of the National Funeral Directors at their Exhibition at Stoneleigh Park.  We played in a very large hall which also accommodated the bar and café and the acoustics were challenging for the orchestra!  We were very well received and may be invited back to play at a future exhibition.

Our third concert was at St James Church Fletchamstead, on Tile Hill Lane, repeating the same programme as for the private concert just a few days earlier.  Although the audience was not very large they were very enthusiastic and all members thought this venue, which was new to the orchestra, should be used again.

We are now preparing for our fourth concert, which will take the form of our usual free concert played in the Coventry Lower Precinct.  The charity will be Guide Dogs, so do come along and "listen while you shop".

Some great photographs of the orchestra, old and new, provided by the Coventry Telegraph newspaper.  Follow this link.

The orchestra has been on the BBC!

The orchestra played on BBC Coventry & Warwickshire radio between 10 am and 11 am on Friday 3rd February.  We were invited to play three pieces live on air and Mark chose Pufffin' Billy, selection from King and I, and selection from Pirates of Penzance.  This was a brilliant choice, fitting in well with the members who were able to be present and a sample of the type of music we play.  It seemed to have been well received by the members of the BBC, and members of the public who had dropped in for the little concert.

We are actively seeking some additional players for 2017 - all interested musicians are invited to Look at the Join HOECCO page.

 

   We are supporting the Coventry City Council  

Centenary Year

Exciting news about concerts in 2017 planned to celebrate the orchestra's 100th year of giving public concerts.

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Centenary Year Concerts

10Sep
Sun Sep 10 @11:30AM - 01:30PM
Precinct Concert
11Oct
Wed Oct 11 @ 7:30PM - 09:30PM
The Transport Concert
09Dec
Sat Dec 09 @ 3:00PM - 05:00PM
Christmas Concert

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