The Amadeus Orchestra was formed in 1990 and is one of the world's foremost training orchestras for young professionals and music students. The chorus forms on an ad-hoc basis for specific concerts. The orchestra meets every summer for intensive training and concerts, and throughout the year at various times. We are also often hired by other organisations such as choral societies and concert promoters for professional concerts. We are also often asked to provide live music for private parties such as weddings and at corporate functions such as product launches and conferences.
Musicians who have trained with us have gone on to play in almost every major orchestra in the world. We are a commissioning orchestra and have given numerous world premieres including Alan Rawsthorne's Kubla Khan at the Bridgewater Hall in Manchester. We also gave the first ever performance of the Rite of Spring in Bath.
In recent years the orchestra has performed eight of Shostakovich's fifteen symphonies, most of Stravinsky's ballets, Mahler and Rachmaninov's Second Symphonies, Walton's first Symphony, Elgar Cello Concerto with Raphael Wallfisch and Strauss' Four Last Songs with Janis Kelly.
Our performances are usually in London, Oxford, Swindon, Bath, Bristol, Wells and Exeter but we have also recently played in Manchester to the North and China to the East!
The Amadeus Chorus and Orchestra is registered in England as a charity, number 1073594
The Amadeus Chorus and Orchestra is registered in England as a company, 3653626.
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