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November 4th 2018, World Premiere Ivor Hodgson Double Bass Concerto

Lancashire Chamber Orchestra, now celebrating its 50th Anniversary Season, are delighted to welcome Ronan Dunne, principal Double Bass with the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra, to perform the World Premiere of Ivor Hodson’s concerto for Double Bass and Orchestra.  The concerto accompaniment is comprised of strings, woodwind, horns and a fantastic array of percussion instruments, including güiro and tubular bells!



Our program will conclude with Beethoven’s superb Symphony No. 2 and will open with another beautiful piece by Beethoven scored for Wind Octet.


Our Maestro will be the ever-enthusiastic Mr Robert Chasey, who will continue to direct the LCO throughout the 2018 – 2019 Anniversary Season, for which many more treats are in store!


Our concert takes place at Altrincham Girls Grammar School, Cavendish Road, Bowdon WA14 2NL at 3pm


As usual, there will be a delicious selection of cakes to enjoy with your tea or coffee at the interval.


Tickets can be reserved in advance via the Contact Form below, by phone: 0161 980 4275 or on the door, but please arrive early to guarantee yourself a good view!!


Recruiting Now!!

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Lancashire Chamber Orchestra would be delighted to welcome new string players to join our merry band!  We rehearse on occasional Sundays in Lancashire and Cheshire and give two or three performances a year in Altrincham, Cheshire.  We are also very privileged to be regularly invited to accompany some wonderful choral societies in Lancashire, Manchester, Cheshire and Derbyshire in their fabulous repertoire.


We are always very happy to welcome new players able to combine a high standard of performance on their instrument with a strong commitment to the orchestra's schedule. We are a friendly group who strive to our best endeavours to perform to the highest possible standard and simply enjoy making music together. Come and join us in this rewarding and stimulating venture.

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For further information, please contact us via or the links above



Congratulations to Professor Roger Kemp MBE!

Lancashire Chamber Orchestra are pleased and proud to annouce that our very own Bass Player, Roger Kemp has been awarded an MBE for his services to engineering in the Queen's New Year's Honours List:-)


Here is one of the many links you can follow to read more about Roger's fantastic achievements!

New Logo for the LCO

As part of the redesign of our new website by 10th Dimension we have also commisioned a new logo for the orchestra. We feel it has a much more modern look whilst still retaining the traditional feel and of course our famed Red Rose of Lancashire.

We hope you like it and please feel free to use it on your websites or publications. We also have a hi resolution version should you need it for printing purposes. Please contact us if you wish us to share this with you.