Chamber Orchestra Anglia
Chamber Orchestra Anglia is a professional orchestra based in Norwich and in 2001. The orchestra's key aims are to forge new links and relationships with other art forms and scientific disciplines and present inspiring and accessible classical concerts.
The orchestra has played in Norwich at the John Innes Centre, the Playhouse and the Assembly House, in London at the Almeida Theatre, the British Library and the Great Hall at King’s College, and in Loddon and Wymondham. Among its many musical achievements, COA has explored some fascinating connections with other disciplines, first in the 2005 ‘Music and Genetics’ concert and then in ‘The Music of Maths’, which opened the BA Festival of Science 2006.
In November 2006, a gala concert at Norwich Playhouse celebrated COA’s fifth birthday. COA has also worked with one of its patrons, Griff Rhys Jones, in a highly-acclaimed performance of Strauss’ Le bourgeois gentilhomme.
Other highlights include a performance at the BBC Proms, premiering a new chamber version of Mahler’s Das Lied Von Der Erde sung in Chinese with an international cast of singers. The performance was repeated at King’s College Chapel, Cambridge. In 2008, COA premiered a number of Britten’s unpublished music in a concert in collaboration with the Britten-Pears Foundation.
In 2011 and 2012, to mark it's 10th anniversary, COA staged a series of concerts in the Norwich 12, in association with Norwich Heritage and Regeneration Trust.
In 2015, COA is staging a series of lunchtime recitals, from July to October, at St John Maddermarket Church.
Contact name: Anita Grimwood
Maddermarket Theatre, St John's Alley
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