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.
On Saturday 9th December we gave the final concert of our Centenary Year. It has been an amazing year with some fantastic concerts and audiences to go with them - see the Centenary Page for further information. We have raised large sums of money for various charities and played some marvellous music. Now we look forward to the first concert of the New Year which will be held in Balsall Common in aid of the Lions. Details of all our future concerts can be found in the panel on the right of this page.
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 2018 - all interested musicians are invited to Look at the Join HOECCO page.
We are supporting the Coventry City Council -
which has successfully won the bid!
Looking forward to 2021