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The NDCO Charity2

North Downs Community Orchestra is a registered charity with the Charity Commission since April 2019.

About the NDCO Charity 

The North Downs Community Orchestra is a registered charity managed by a group of members who form a committee, elected by the members at the AGM which is held in July each year. The committee members are also Trustees.


The committee, is headed by a Chairman who handles communications in particular, and a treasurer; there are a number of other trustees (as many as possible, but usually between six and ten) who each carry out varying tasks. In addition, there are other members involved in doing such things as organising sectionals. Please find below our most recent Annual Report for the year ending 2022, along with the NDCO Ethos Document. 


We have a happy band of family and friends who help out at concerts. We have been financially successful and registered with the Charity Commission in 2019. Our funds come mainly from weekly subscriptions, donations and concert takings. Our registered charity number is 1183074.


To support our charity, consider joining the Friends of the Orchestra, or use our shopping links to help us raise funds every time you shop at no additional cost to you.


Meet our Team

The NDCO team looks after the running of the orchestra and ensembles. Below are our current committee members and Trustees. For any questions or enquiries, please send us a message via the contact us form.


Pam Deverill


Instrument: Double bass

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Sue Pharoah

Treasurer & Making Music Representative

Instrument: Violin


Alex Colbourne


Instrument: Violin


Marian Atkinson

Membership Secretary and Safeguarding Officer

Instrument: Percussion


Alison Cattermole


Instrument: Oboe

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Emma Scheck


Instrument: Oboe


Dave Ellis

Founder and Trustee

Instrument: Clarinet


Liz Fernandez


Instrument: Flute


Sarah Wiseman

Music Librarian 

Instrument: Bass Clarinet

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Lin Larmer


Instrument: Cello


Robin Spencer

Data Protection Officer

Instrument: Trombone

Sadly Liz died in December 2022. A long term member of the orchestra and an active Trustee, she will be greatly missed. 

Documents for Download

Below you'll find relevant documents for download such as meeting minutes and annual reports from our AGMs. 

2023 Trustee's Report

11 September 2023


NDCO Trustees Report 2022-2023

Our 7th Annual Report for the Year 2022-2023

NDCO Ethos

29 July 2023


NDCO Ethos Document

This paper was written to inform all involved in the North Downs Community Orchestra about the ethos of the orchestra, our aims, and our objectives.

2022 Trustee's Report

22 September 2022


NDCO Annual Report 2021-2022

Our 6th Annual Report for the Year 2021-2022

For any questions about the NDCO team, charity, or other information about the orchestra, please get in touch

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