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Boys playing percussion instruments

"An organisation that should be treasured nationwide"Peter Stark

photo of the strings section of the orchestra

"The NCO is brimming with talent"Sir Simon Rattle CBE

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"Genuinely moving ★★★★"The Guardian

Welcome to the National Children's Orchestras of Great Britain

The NCO is Great Britain’s premier symphony orchestra for children. We offer children a life-changing experience with training from top professional musicians.

Our performances are renowned for their intensity, vivacity and commitment, but above all their professionalism.

What's On

NCO’s new constitution

If you are interested in putting yourself forward as a General Member of NCO, applications within all categories are still welcome. The deadline for the Course/Music staff or Social Staff/Volunteer categories is 5pm on 29 August 2015.

A copy of the Guide to the New Constitution is available here, and the Memerbership Fact Sheet here. To view the Articles of Association please click here, and the application form can be downloaded here. All queries and completed application forms should be directed to Carrie Sage - c.sage@nco.org.uk.

Please note that the deadline for applications for two further categories - Parents and Donors - is 5pm on 28 September 2015.

Vivienne Price MBE"NCO is the fulfilment of a dream"
Vivienne Price MBE (1931-2014), NCO Founder

We have established a Vivienne Price Memorial Fund so that Vivienne's ethos of music for all young people can be maintained. To contribute to the Memorial Fund, please send a cheque made out to 'National Children's Orchestras' and write the words 'Memorial Fund' on the reverse of the cheque.

In order to make your donation go even further, if you are a tax payer, please complete a Gift Aid Form and send it along with your cheque to: Claire Vautier, NCO, 57 Buckingham Road, Weston-super-Mare, Somerset, BS24 9BG

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NCO’s Sensational Summer Season

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2013 Main Orchestra Summer Course - Wellington College - Album 3

2013 Main Orchestra Summer Course - Wellington College - Album 3

Our Main Orchestra during their Summer Course at Wellington…

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Overture to Roman Carnival, Berlioz

Overture to Roman Carnival, Berlioz

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Arts Council

The National Children's Orchestras is a registered charity no 803026. Company registered in England no 2471385.

The application process for a place in one of our 2016 orchestras is now open!

Contact Us

01934 418855

National Children's Orchestras
of Great Britain

57 Buckingham Road
Weston-super-Mare
Somerset
BS24 9BG

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