History of the WCO

The Windsor Community Orchestra started up in 2004. It has been doing 3 concerts a year since then. Each concert includes 6 or 7 orchestral pieces, and also features solos and smaller groups made up of members of the orchestra. These have been as diverse as a brass duet, an accordion solo and a jazz trio.

How to join

Joining the orchestra costs only £25 per term with reductions for additional family members.

To join the orchestra, you can e-mail Elaine at wco@windsororchestra.org.uk, call on 01753 859123, or even just turn up, instrument in hand, at one of the rehearsals.


The orchestra at the dress rehearsal for the 2018 Christmas concert.

News from the orchestra

Christmas concert

Our Christmas concert was held on the 29th November. It may have been a little early for a Christmas celebration, but we still had one of the largest audiences we have ever had. It was also one of the most ambitious programmes, with excerpts from the overture of Mozart's Marriage of Figaro and Borodin's Polovtsian Dances. Some of the orchestra's members performed solos or small group pieces, including a wonderful clarinet quartet.

A voluntary collection was made at the concert that raised money for charity. Another record for this concert was the amount of money raised, with £412:65 raised. This was our largest total we have ever raised at a concert. This year, the money will go to GRACE. This charity supports women with gynaecological cancers and is working to raise standards of gynaecological cancer care and treatment for women across Surrey, West Sussex and Hampshire. It is known to some orchestra members through personal experience and we are delighted to support this charity this year.

2019 spring term

Our 2019 Spring term is now underway. Rehearsals will run until Thursday 21st March ready for our Spring concert on the 28th March. They start at 7:00 p.m. and held at Dedworth Green Baptist Church . Full details, including how to join, are available on the Meeting dates page

2018/9 dates now available

The dates for our 2018/2019 season are now available on our Meeting dates page. This includes both rehearsal and concert dates for all 3 terms.

As a reminder, you can see what the orchestra is like by just turning up to any of our rehearsals, instrument in hand. However, Elaine can provide parts for most instruments at any level, so if you let her know you're turning up we can get a part ready if needed. To let us know you're coming, you can e-mail wco@windsororchestra.org.uk.

If you wish to join the orchestra, it costs £25 per term with reductions for additional family members.

What's on next

2019 Spring concert

Our 2019 Spring Concert will be held at Dedworth Green Baptist Church on Thursday 28th March, 2019.

Further details, and all future meeting dates and times, are available on the Meeting dates page.

About the orchestra

The Windsor Community Orchestra is a local orchestra for all ages, including children above 9 years old, young people and adults, who meet to learn a wide range of music and perform together in the community. We welcome players of any grade or ability, but the orchestra is designed for those under grade 5.

You can find more details in the About us page.