This is NCO's Projects programme.

The NCO Projects programme is for ages 8-14 and includes two weekends of non-residential, daytime performance-based activities.

"It's given me more confidence in making friends outside of school. I would love to play in more
ensembles and orchestras for many years to come!"
NCO Projects Member, aged 9

“(The music) was hard at first but at the end of the second day I was so proud... I loved it. It was really inspiring.” NCO Projects Member, Spring 2022

"NCO Project weekends are a gateway to a lifelong love of music making. The weekends are orchestral, creative and most importantly lots of fun. Put simply, bringing like-minded, aspirational young children together to share great music, is what NCO is all about." Catherine Arlidge, Artistic and Educational Director, NCO

Announcing our Projects Summer programme and conductors for our four locations in 2024 below:

Earlier in the spring our Projects orchestras launched their Guest Who programme in style, with the programmes and conductors below. The family sharing performances at the end of each weekend were wonderful!

Joining NCO 

Auditions have closed for 2024. We are open for auditions for 2025 until 31st July 2024!

See more about joining NCO, including information on auditions, fees and financial support.