October 30, 2019

Our Sleigh Ride at St John's Concert has some rather challenging pieces for our  recently formed percussion section!

We were very lucky to obtain the services of  professional percussionist, Richard Scarff, to spend an afternoon advancing technique and finding solutio...

August 6, 2019

Sara Young appointed as Musical Director of NDCO! 

The North Downs Community Orchestra is very pleased to announce the appointment of Sara Young as our new Musical Director and conductor.

Sara’s musical career began when she started learning the violin aged 6.  She was a...

July 26, 2019

     On Sunday, 23rd June at St John's Church Hurst Green, the North Downs Community Orchestra shared a rich variety of tunes with their enthusiastic audience.  The concert was titled 'A Summer Prom' with a programme which was rounded off with several 'Prom' favourites...

June 2, 2019

Many thanks to everyone who helped at the ‘Things to do in Caterham’ event last Saturday! Note to self - we need a bigger banner heading if we do this again!
This was for orchestra and band promotion, hence the guitar and ukulele!

We met plenty of people who visited the...

March 28, 2019

On Sunday 24th March, North Downs Community Orchestra ("NDCO" or "The Fun Orchestra") celebrated their third birthday with a concert held at St. John's Church in Hurst Green.  The church was packed with family, friends and fans of the orchestra, which has...

March 26, 2019

Here's our amazing 3rd birthday cake, with about half our amazing players, just before the start of our 'Party Pieces' concert on Sunday, 24th March 2019!

The concert went really well!

February 6, 2019

Our North Downs Ensemble was invited to  visit Pine Class at Marden Lodge Primary School Caterham in early February.  The children had been working on their 'Playlist' project for nearly half a term so our visit would probably be classed as 'consolidation'.  They knew...

December 12, 2018

The North Downs Community Orchestra (NDCO) hosted its winter concert at the Bawtree Concert Hall at Limpsfield’s Hazelwood School. Conducted by Shona Fenion, the NDCO presented From Mozart To The Sound Of Music on Sunday, 2nd December 2018.

As well as movements from Moz...

November 21, 2018

From Mozart to the Sound of Music notice

North Downs Community Orchestra will be staging their next Concert - ‘From Mozart to the Sound of Music’ - at the Bawtree Concert Hall, Hazelwood School, Limpsfield at 7.30 pm on Sunday 2 December.

Formed of local amateur musician...

July 28, 2018

On Wednesday, 25th July 2018, a 'junk percussion' workshop was held for potential percussionists, also for some orchestra and band members and their families.  We were very fortunate that Claire Hasted was able to lead the workshop.  Claire, who is an experienced profe...

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