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. We rehearse on Tuesday mornings, term-time 100-1200 at Henley Community Centre. Our String Orchestra meets fortnightly after the orchestra rehearsal 1230-1400.

Our conductor is Vincent Taber. Our leader is Cecilia Metherell.

If you are interested in joining us, please visit our membership page.

Current Vacancies – We have vacancies for trombonists, violists, double bassists and cellists.

Forthcoming Concerts

Saturday May 18th 2024 at 7.30pm at The Salvation Army Ipswich Citadel
558 Woodbridge Rd, Ipswich IP4 4PH
In aid of the Salvation Army. Soloist Eva Mawson, ‘Cello

Our Soloist, Eva Mawson

Eva, 17, has been playing cello since she was four, her versatility and musicality winning her many accolades. She is a member of the Britten Pears Aldeburgh Young Musicians programme, the National Youth Orchestra’s Inspire programme, and has studied with some of the country’s leading cellists.

Now preparing for her cello diploma, Eva plays in several ensembles including Suffolk Youth Orchestra and her own string quartet. Also an accomplished pianist and singer, she is studying A Levels at high school, hopes to read music at university and make a career in the music industry.

Eva lives near Framlingham in Suffolk.

Saturday November 23rd 2024 at 7.30pm at Woodbridge Community Centre
Station Rd, Woodbridge IP12 4AU
Fundraising for St Elizabeth Hospice

Would you like to book us? Please visit our Bookings page. Our January 2022 in aid of East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices raised over £600.

Guest Performers at our Concerts

At most of our concerts we invite a soloist, a choir or instrumental ensemble to perform some items. We post details once they have been booked.

Sadly missed former directors

We mourn the recent loss of two former conductors, Roger Jones and Barry Salmon.