Forthcoming Events and concerts

Tickets to Chorleywood Orchestra forthcoming events and concerts will be available online via the website and also through Chorleywood Bookshop.

19th May 2019, 4pm Chorleywood War Memorial Hall
Spring Classics with soloist Richard Wainwright

 29th September, Russell School, Brushwood Drive, Chorleywood –
Chorleywood Music Day

23rd November,  –
Cello Concerto, Willard Carter


Previous Concerts and events:

13th January 2019 – New Year Concert of Viennese Waltzes etc. at Chorleywood Memorial Hall

A high energy romp through popular viennese walts, polkas and Songs. The Orchestra were joined by Soprano, Mandy Watsham Dunstall for two songs by Lehar, a complimentary glass of prosecco was kindly donated by Robsons of Chorleywood.

10th November 2018 – Evening concert commemorating the 100th Anniversary of the end of WWI

Chorleywood music were proud to support Chorleywood Parish Council’s commemoration and remembrance weekend featuring music from the era and composed by some of the war musicians.

A very special occasion to mark the 100th anniversary of the end of World War 1. The Memorial Hall was built by significant donations from local people to commemorate the fallen of ‘the Great War’. The programme included Elgar’s Cello Concerto with soloist Nicola Tait, Sospiri, Nimrod (both also by Elgar), Butterworth’s ‘The Banks of Green Willow’, John Williams’ ‘Hymn to the Fallen’ and two pieces composed specially for this concert.


1st July 2018 – Chorleywood Music Day

Generously supported by Chorleywood Parish Council, Chorleywood Music brought instrumental tryouts and a side by side concert to the Russell School, Brushwood Drive, Chorleywood. The Orchestra was doubled for the day with youngsters and returnees enjoying a varied programme of Elgar, Sibelius, Wagner, Mussorsky, Williams and McFarlane. Our tryout a musical session run by Christine Deeley and a team of school age volunteers, demonstrated their instruments to enthusiastic children some as young as three! See you next Year!

Willard Carter wins the Rickmansworth Young Musician of the Year competition 2018

Last Saturday evening (30th June 2018), Rickmansworth was treated to a exceptional and wonderfully varied competition from eight young finalists. A line up of three pianists, one cellist, one saxophonist, one violinist, a clarinetist and a marimba-ist performed to a very high standard that had the audience entranced from start to finish.

Congratulations to all finalists:

Juliana Niu (15) Piano

Jessie Lewis (12) Violin

Louisa Kataria (17) Saxophone

Magdelene Ho (14) Piano

Willard Carter (16) Cello

Abi Lewis (14) Clarinet

Harjivan Singh (17) Piano

Alexander Pullen (Marimba)


The winners were

1st Willard Carter (Cello)

2nd Alex Pullen (Marimba)

3rd Magdalene Ho (Piano)

Recommendation: Louisa Kataria (Saxophone)


Click here for further details from the Rickmansworth Young Musician website

Rickmansworth Young Musician of the Year is jointly promoted and run by the Three Rivers Music Society, the Rotary Club of Rickmansworth and Chorleywood Music.logo

Classics in October

4pm on 15th October 2017

Chorleywood Memorial Hall, Common Road, Chorleywood, WD3 5SL

Chorleywood Orchestra, conducted by Richard Wainwright, presented a wonderful afternoon of beautiful music including:

Mozart: Sinfonia Concertante for Violin, Viola & Orchestra

Rosemary Wainwright (Violin), Daniel Cornford (Viola)

Mozart: Mariage of Figaro Overture

Tchaikovsky: Polonaise from Eugene Onegin

Tchaikovsky: Waltz from Sleeping Beauty

Grieg: Excerpts from Peer Gynt Suite No. 1 (including In the Hall of the Mountain King!)

Coates: Dambusters March

Sousa: Liberty Bell March