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North Downs
Community Orchestra

The North Downs Community Orchestra is a fun, friendly, amateur orchestra open to all musicians who play an orchestral instrument. We are comprised of beginners and maestros alike, and many of us have returned to music after not having played for a period of time. Our shared love of music, fun, and playing in an orchestra and ensembles is what brings us together. Open to musicians in the North Downs region of Surrey, Kent, East & West Sussex, and South London.

What's New

Violin Shop

Specific instruments needed! Can you help us fill our empty seats?


We are in need of more violins, violas, double bass, french horns, tuba and bassoonIf you play any of these instruments, or know someone who might want to join us, please send us a message via the contact form.


If you do not play any of these instruments but want to join the NDCO, we would love to have you join us anyway! We don't have seat caps on instruments, and we don't turn away players based on numbers. We always welcome new members aged 18+, so please don't hesitate to get in touch.

The Fun Orchestra

We're a friendly, welcoming amateur orchestra based in Oxted, Surrey. Our members comprise of amateurs and maestros alike, and we play everything from Mozart to Moon River. Established in 2016.


Our Next Concert

We hold around 2 or 3 concerts a year.
See our events page for more details and to book tickets in advance.


Support the NDCO Charity

Since 2019, the North Downs Community Orchestra is a registered charity which aims to provide a fun, welcoming musical outlet for musicians of all skill levels and bring the joy of music to our community. 

Latest Updates from NDCO

Check out our blog for the latest news, announcements, and updates.

Join our next rehearsal

Our rehearsal venue is in Oxted, and we hold full-orchestra rehearsals as well as wind/brass and strings sectionals. Your first rehearsal with us is free as a guest.


Our Members

There would be no orchestra without our members. We are a diverse group of musicians brought together by the joy of playing together. 

Our Musical Leadership

Our Musical Director and Conductor is Sara Young.

Looking to join a fun, friendly, and welcoming community orchestra?

We always welcome new members, and we'd love to hear from you.

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