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The String Orchestra rehearses and performs music from the 16th century to the present day.

The conductor is Peter Bumstead (Andrew Fairley, our previous conductor, is pictured here) and our current leader is Dave Lewis.

Sadly Andrew has not been well since he collapsed just before the May 2016 CLO Concert. He is making a slow recovery. Peter Bumstead has accepted our invitation to conduct the string group and the summer course.


Peter is a native of Suffolk. Since leaving university he has been connected with many musical groups in the area as violinist, continuo player, singer and conductor. For 20 years he has pursued a career in organ building and restoration. Recently he has returned to composition, producing works for large instrumental and vocal forces.

(Photo from East Anglian Daily Times.)

Summer string orchestra course. Please click on the image below to download a PDF copy.

String_summer_school_2017.pdf