The NDCO Charity

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 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.


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, band, and ensembles. Below are our current committee members. For any questions or enquiries, please send us a message via the contact us form.


Pam Deverill


Instrument: Double bass


Harriet Leach

Treasurer & Making Music Representative

Instrument: Flute


Alex Colbourne

Secretary & Data Protection Officer

Instrument: Violin


Colin Hall


Instrument: Cello


Dave Ellis

Founder & Band Director

Instrument: Clarinet


Liz Fernandez

Membership Secretary

Instrument: Flute


Sarah Wiseman

Music Librarian 

Instrument: Bass Clarinet

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Alison Cattermole


Instrument: Oboe

Documents for Download

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

NDCO Ethos

14 September 2021


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. This may be revised by the committee of trustees from time to time. Last updated 15 September 2021.

2021 AGM

14 September 2021


NDCO Annual Report 2021

Our 5th annual report.

2020 AGM

29 September 2020


NDCO Annual Report 2020

Because of COVID-19 restrictions, our fourth AGM was held via Zoom with a very good turnout.

2019 AGM

9 July 2019


NDCO Annual Report 2019

Our third annual report.

2018 AGM

10 July 2018


NDCO Annual Report 2018

Our second annual report.

2017 AGM

23 May 2017


NDCO Annual Report 2017

Our first annual report, from our very first AGM.

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