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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.

What's On

Appointment of Managing Director

Dominic Jewel

The interim Board of Trustees is delighted to announce the appointment of Dominic Jewel as NCO’s Managing Director.

Dominic will join us from the Three Choirs Festival, where as Chief Executive he has led the development of the world’s oldest classical music festival for the past three years. Bringing a wealth of management experience in the classical music sector, Dominic is also a proud NCO alumnus and passionate about the involvement of young people in classical music.

In welcoming Dominic’s appointment Roger Clarkson, NCO Artistic Director and Principal Conductor, said: ‘I am greatly looking forward to Dominic joining NCO-GB and to building a strong executive partnership with him. We have made tremendous progress over the past year, and the future is bright indeed. We will be building on strong foundations as we work alongside each other to take this wonderful organisation forward into the next phase of its development.'

Dominic is expected to take up his post early in the New Year, until which time Carrie Sage will continue as NCO's acting Executive Director.

Vivienne Price MBE"NCO is the fulfilment of a dream"
Vivienne Price MBE (1931-2014), NCO Founder

We have established a Vivienne Price Memorial Fund so that Vivienne's ethos of music for all young people can be maintained. To contribute to the Memorial Fund, please send a cheque made out to 'National Children's Orchestras' and write the words 'Memorial Fund' on the reverse of the cheque.

In order to make your donation go even further, if you are a tax payer, please complete a Gift Aid Form and send it along with your cheque to: Claire Vautier, NCO, 57 Buckingham Road, Weston-super-Mare, Somerset, BS24 9BG



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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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