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"An organisation that should be treasured nationwide"Peter Stark

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"The NCO is brimming with talent"Sir Simon Rattle CBE

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"Genuinely moving ★★★★"The Guardian

Welcome to the National Children's Orchestras of Great Britain

The NCO is Great Britain’s premier symphony orchestra for children. We offer children a life-changing experience with training from top professional musicians.

Our performances are renowned for their intensity, vivacity and commitment, but above all their professionalism.

There has recently been an announcement on the OurNCO website regarding the future governance arrangements of the NCO and changes to the Board of Trustees.

The formalities have yet to be completed, and there will be a meeting in the near future when the details for transition regarding trusteeship and governance of the NCO will be put in place.

We will update the website with information as it is available. In the meantime, our work to prepare for this summer’s courses and concerts continues as usual.

Sarah Derbyshire, Managing Director

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2013 Main Orchestra Summer Course - Wellington College - Album 3

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The National Children's Orchestras is a registered charity no 803026. Company registered in England no 2471385.

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National Children's Orchestras
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BS24 9BG

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