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"An organisation that should be treasured nationwide"Peter Stark

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"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.

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New Honorary Treasurer

We are delighted to announce that Janet Baker has joined the NCO Board of Trustees and will take the post of Honorary Treasurer.

A NCO parent, Janet has enjoyed a distinguished career as a Senior Partner and Management Consultant, and subsequently as a Non Executive Director in a variety of organisations, including the Group Audit and Risk Committee of HM Treasury. Janet has also worked with the Cabinet Office for the last four years, and represents the Cabinet Office on the Board of The Behavioural Insights Team. We look forward to her contribution and insights at future Board discussions.

NCO Board of Trustees

The Board welcomes enquiries from all interested in serving NCO as a Trustee.
Please contact Carrie at c.sage@nco.org.uk for further information.

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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2013 Main Orchestra Summer Course - Wellington College - Album 3

2013 Main Orchestra Summer Course - Wellington College - Album 3

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Overture to Roman Carnival, Berlioz

Overture to Roman Carnival, Berlioz

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

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01934 418855

National Children's Orchestras
of Great Britain

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

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