The Highland Chamber Orchestra aims to provide appealing and affordable concerts with a wide-ranging repertoire, as a contribution to the overall musical life of the Highlands.

In addition to performing concerts in Inverness, the orchestra serves those outlying areas which do not regularly benefit from live classical performances, and was recognised as a valuable asset to the musical life of the Highlands by music critic Jim Love (Inverness Courier, 22nd  September 2004)
Four concerts are given annually, by musicians resident in the Highland area.

As well as providing a much-needed platform for local musicians, the Highland Chamber Orchestra also forms a crucial progression from the Highland Region Youth Orchestra for talented local players. Continue reading “About”

Want to join?

The orchestra welcomes new members – particularly in the string sections. We currently have a strong wind and brass section, but players of these instruments are welcome to make contact with a view to joining our ‘reserve’ list.

If you play to around grade 8 standard, we’d be pleased to hear from you – please contact the orchestra manager for further details.

We have a play-through day each year – this is a good opportunity for potential new string players to come and try us out!  Play-through day will be on 16th March  2019. Music will be announced later on the Events page. Continue reading “Want to join?”

Friends of HCO

Friends pay a small annual membership fee, currently £20. 

This an excellent bargain – but you will also be helping us by bringing your friends to our concerts. All Friends received a copy of the newsletter , which features information about HCO activities and throws the spot light on one of the members in each edition – don’t miss out, join today! Continue reading “Friends of HCO”