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Welcome to the Cheltenham Philharmonic Orchestra website. We are a Cheltenham-based amateur orchestra which studies and performs large-scale orchestral music. We play concerts in Cheltenham and the surrounding area every 2-3 months and are always delighted to welcome new players.
The orchestra tries to maintain the tradition of performing music which would otherwise not be heard in Cheltenham. Rarities have included Julius Tausch’s concerto for six timpani and orchestra, Spivakovsky’s concerto for harmonica, Charles Ive’s Symphony No.1 and Paul Creston’s Marimba Concerto. New works by local composers; Tony Hewitt-Jones, Philip Lane, Graham Whettam and Neil Luck have also been featured. Audiences have been delighted by a succession of outstanding young soloists playing with the orchestra, including the cellist Susan Monks, violinist Jagdish Mistry and pianists Anya Alexeyev and Joanna MacGregor.
Listen to the Phil live in action : Village Dance Song from Anatole Liadov’s “Eight Russian Folk Songs”