Welcome to the Nonesuch Orchestra website
The Nonesuch Orchestra is a high standard string orchestra which meets to rehearse on Thursday mornings in Queens Park, London. As well as giving public concerts, it has a wide outreach programme including visiting primary schools, hospitals and the Crisis shelters. One of its main aims is to introduce live classical music to young children, and each year we give five or more concert/workshops in primary schools (see the School Visits page).We have also given public concerts for schools with children participating, for example at the Bedford Park Festival.
We explore the string repertoire from Baroque to contemporary with a professional conductor (see Concerts page) and leader and we recruit talented post-graduate students to work with us offering them solo opportunities and experience of music in education. Our membership is wide-ranging and includes peripatetic music teachers, students and retired amateur players.
As a registered charity, we are keen to encourage sponsorship for our activities. The Nonesuch Orchestra is affiliated to Making Music, which represents and supports amateur vocal, instrumental and promoting societies throughout the United Kingdom.