Community Light Orchestra
Home People String Orchestra Bookings Gallery Newsletter Facebook

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 violas, double bassists, trombones and bass trombone and a tubist.

Forthcoming Events

Saturday 20th November, 2021 at the Royal Hospital School, Holbrook featuring soloists from the school. In support of East Anglian Children’s Hospice.

Friday 18th March, 2022 (tbc) at the River of Life Church, Felixstowe with soloists Felixstowe Harmonies. In support of Christians against Poverty.

Saturday 21st May, 2022 at Hadleigh Church. In support of Hadleigh Dementia Charity.

All concerts start at 7.30pm.

Once the all-clear has sounded we will be back to rehearsing. But in the meantime, please click/tap on the picture below for a virtual performance.

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.

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.

CLO in Concert at Home
Playing the Washington Post March, by JP Sousa