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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.

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In loving memory of Vivienne Price

Vivienne Price MBEIt is with deep sadness that we share the news with you that Vivienne Price passed away peacefully on Thursday 6 November in Weston Hospice. As Founder of the NCO, Vivienne has inspired and transformed the lives of countless individuals and instilled a lasting love of music in so many people. She was loved, respected and admired by so many, and we will work tirelessly to ensure her vision for the NCO will be carried forward.

Her family have wished for a private funeral, but we intend to arrange a celebration of her life in the New Year which we hope as many ex and current NCOers can attend. Please leave any messages of condolence on the NCO Facebook page or email them to

Open and accountable governance: consultation feedback received

Thank you to everyone who has sent feedback on NCO’s governance consultation. All the feedback received is now being considered and will feed into the next stage of the consultation in 2015. More details will be published here in due course.



The Big Give Christmas Challenge: 4, 5 and 6 December 2014

From 4-6 December 2014, the NCO is once again proud…

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2013 Main Orchestra Summer Course - Wellington College - Album 3

2013 Main Orchestra Summer Course - Wellington College - Album 3

Our Main Orchestra during their Summer Course at Wellington…

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Harry Potter Symphonic Suite, Williams

Harry Potter Symphonic Suite, Williams

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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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57 Buckingham Road
BS24 9BG

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