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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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In loving memory of Vivienne Price

Vivienne Price MBEWe are celebrating the life of our inspirational Founder, Vivienne Price, with a special concert at the Royal Festival Hall on Sunday 1 February at 5pm.

This celebratory concert will feature performances by invited guests who will combine to form the Vivienne Price Memorial Orchestras. The repertoire includes Vaughan-Williams' The Lark Ascending, Tchaikovsky's 2nd movement of Symphony No. 5 and Marquez's Danzón No.2 amongst many other spectacular works.

Vivienne has inspired us all, so come and join us for a fitting tribute to such a remarkable woman. Buy your tickets here.

Open and accountable governance: consultation feedback received

Thank you to everyone who has sent feedback on NCO’s governance consultation. All the feedback received is now being considered and will feed into the next stage of the consultation in 2015. More details will be published here in due course.



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

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National Children's Orchestras
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