The stylish and
vibrant London Chamber Orchestra under the distinguished
direction of Christopher Warren-Green continues
to attract Britain’s finest musicians to its ranks,
bringing exceptional talent, energy, passion and enjoyment
to every performance.
oldest chamber orchestra LCO has been inspiring audiences
for over 80 years. The essence of the orchestra can
be found in its earliest recordings described by Gramophone
and gloriously unforgettable’. The new generation
upholds these rare qualities and in 1995 LCO received a Mercury
Prize nomination for its recording of James MacMillan’s
Seven Last Words from the Cross and have since won unparalleled
accolades for its catalogue of recordings on the Virgin
record label –
…playing as if their lives depended
on it’ Hi-Fi News.
The innovative LCO
has given UK premieres of more than 100 works including
Stravinsky’s Pulcinella Suite and the first professional
performance in Italian of Mozart’s Idomeneo. The
orchestra continues to champion living composers and recent
works by Graham Fitkin and James Francis Brown.
The London Chamber
Orchestra’s seductive sound and diversity
captivates audiences worldwide. Three major tours to the USA,
sell-out concerts in La Scala Milan and Vienna’s Musikverein,
a critically acclaimed debut tour of Japan, appearances in Denmark’s
Roskilde Rock Festival, at Pete Townshend’s Lifehouse concerts
in London and tours to almost every corner of the world attest
to LCO’s global allure.
live concert ‘buzz’ is palpable
in audience and musicians alike at LCO performances.
members are imbued with a sense of total commitment whilst
retaining an indomitable spirit of freedom; these attributes
confirm their standing amongst the great chamber orchestras
of the world.