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Musical Director Roger Jones

CLO is an orchestra of around 70 amateur and semi-professional musicians who meet in Henley Community Centre, near Ipswich, every Tuesday morning during school term times. We perform concerts of ‘light classical’ and popular music in aid of charities.

Director/Leader - our Musical Director is Roger Jones and Cecilia Metherell leads the orchestra.

Rehearsals - Tuesday mornings 1000-1200 term time

at Henley Community Centre, IP6 0RP.

Other groups - The String Orchestra meets fortnightly after the main rehearsal 1230-1400.

Membership - We expect members to attend rehearsals and to participate in our Saturday evening concerts (normally three per year).  Subs are currently £20 per term plus group subs.  We currently have a waiting list in some sections - please get in touch with our membership secretary.

Current Vacancies

We have vacancies for violinists, a double-bass player and a tubist.

Forthcoming Events

Sunday 3 November 2019 3.00pm

Concert by the CLO String Orchestra at Henley Community Centre

Saturday 16 November 2019 7.30pm

at Ipswich School, Henley Road, Ipswich

In support of Castle Hill Community Trust

Friday March 20th 2020 7.30pm

at River of Life Church, Carr Road, Felixstowe, featuring Felixstowe Harmonies.

In support of Felixstowe Christians against Poverty

Saturday May 9th 2020

at Hadleigh Parish Church, featuring Musicology Vocal Group.

In aid of a church project

Would you like to book us for your charity?

Please go to our bookings page.

Felixstowe Harmonies is a female group of over 40 singers who love to sing 40' & 50's swing, jazz, folk and pop and songs from the light classical repertoire.  They hold 2 major concerts a year for charity as well as perform at Art on the Prom and Ipswich Music Day.  The singers are delighted to be performing at the Community Light Orchestra concert in their home town!

Musicology Vocal Group

Musicology was founded in April 1994, originally formed as a “one-off” group to provide entertainment for a village concert. However, so successful was the event that the Group remained together, and over 25 years later they still very much enjoy what they do. Their repertoire ranges from light classics to popular songs – basically anything with a “good tune”.

Comments from past performances include: ‘What a lovely evening we had… was perfect for the occasion’; ‘You really did make the evening go with a zing’; ‘You are a very talented group and your performance was much appreciated’.

If you like what you hear and would be interested in them performing for you, visit or phone 01473 717712.