Previous Concerts and events


July 2023 – Summer Concert

Hamish MacCunn Land of the Mountain and the Flood Overture
Dvorak Cello Concerto with Nicola Tait-Baxter
Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 5 

Barbirolli Hall, St. Clement Danes School


April 2023 – Fauré Requiem & Mozart 40

St Andrew’s Church, Chorleywood
with Chorleywood Choral Society

Faure Requiem charity concert


March 2023 – Spring concert

St Andrew’s Church, Chorleywood
Mozart Overture to Don Giovanni
Weber Concertino for Horn and Orchestra
Beethoven Symphony No. 7

Chorleywood Music Spring Concert 2023

January 2023 – Music from Movies & Musicals

Chorleywood Orchestra kicked off 2023 with a bang by performing two sold-out family concerts at the War Memorial Hall on Sunday 15th January on the theme of “Music from Movies and Musicals”.


Children and their parents were excited to hear the orchestra, in full fancy dress, perform music from Harry Potter, Star Wars, Encanto, Mamma Mia, ET, Pirates of the Caribbean and Frozen. Talented orchestra member Marianne Ryall, dressed as Queen Elsa, joined the orchestra to sing “Let It Go” and voiceover artist Carla Terry presented the show, which included a demonstration of all the instruments to the delight of the families.


Our conductor Daniel Hogan directed the concert in full ABBA costume, even using a tiny light saber as a baton! And some children had the opportunity to have a turn at conducting Pirates of the Caribbean. The two concerts sold out in a day and the orchestra are thrilled to hear that they inspired many children who attended the concerts to pick up instruments themselves.

Movies and Musicals

December 2022 – Members of Chorleywood Orchestra entertain the Community


December was full of treats for groups from our local community. The month began with Chorleywood Jazz – our sister jazz band playing some Christmas jazz treats, with soloist Kirsty Ryall at the packed Chorleywood Village Night. The group drew in crowds of people and received huge cheers of support. As December progressed members of the orchestra were playing carols and Christmas music in our local care homes; Signature, Beaumont and Dapplemere alongside some incredible singers from Chorleywood Choral Society, Chorleywood Community Choir and Other Community Volunteers. The residents were singing along heartily and were thoroughly entertained by our performances.
If the care homes weren’t enough, our members went and supported events at local churches in Chenies, Watford and Rickmansworth by playing Christmas Carols at their fund-raising events including a the Watford foodbank at St Michael’s Church. Chorleywood Jazz Band meanwhile was fundraising for the local Christ Church Community Club at Beaumont Care Home to a packed home of residents and guests from the community, tapping their feet and loving the jazz sound!


We love to share our music with everyone, even if they can’t make it to our main concerts. Please don’t hesitate to contact if your local community project would appreciate some musical support.



Chorleywood Memorial Hall Centenary Concert 

13th November 2022

Nicolai ‘Merry Wives of Windsor’ Overture

Mozart Flute Conerto No.1 in G, with soloist Sofia Matviienko, winner Rickmansworth Young Musician of the Year 2022

Dvorak Symphony No. 5

Conducted by Daniel Hogan

Chorleywood Memorial Hall


September 2022 – Mozart Requiem

Mozart Requiem

Gounod Petite Symphonie for Winds

Elgar Serenade for Strings

In aid of Chorleywood Aid for Ukraine

Chorleywood Choral Society

Chorleywood Orchestra / Chess Players

Conducted by Daniel Hogan


June 2022 – Platinum Jubilee Concert

Chorleywood Orchestra conducted by Richard Wainwright

Featuring music played at the Coronation and much more


April 2022 – Handel’s Messiah

Chorleywood Choral Society with Chorleywood Orchestra

Conducted by Daniel Hogan

Presented by: Chorleywood Music

Handel's Messiah

Rickmansworth Young Musician of the Year 2022

The Final Concert took place on Saturday 5th March 2022 at St Mary the Virgin, Rickmansworth.

We are delighted to announce the winners and finalists of the 2022 RYMY competition:

Winner – Sofiia Matviienko (flute)

2nd place – Firoze Madon (piano)

3rd place – Vivek Dinesh (violin)


Vivek Dinesh (violin)

Shlomo Levy (violin)

Harvey Lin (piano)

Benji Lock (piano)

Firoze Madon (piano)

Sofiia Matviienko (flute)

Ray Moon (flute)

Lily Payne (clarinet) 

February 2022 – Chess Players Mahler 5

Mahler Symphony No. 5

arranged for chamber ensemble by Klaus Simon

Conductor – Daniel Hogan

Saturday 26th February 2022, 7:30pm

Parish Church of St Mary the Virgin, Church Street, Rickmansworth WD3 1JB

January 2022 – Gala Concert

To celebrate the start of 2022 – with an entertaining programme, including Haydn’s ‘Clock’ Symphony, songs by Lehar and Strauss, well-known waltzes by Strauss, and more!

Soloist – Mandy Watsham Dunstall

Conductor – Richard Wainwright 



December 2021 – Community events

Chorleywood Orchestra members are keen volunteers for providing entertainment at community events and local care homes. In the run up to Christmas 2021, small groups provided music at the village’s Festive Shopping Night with a jazz band and an ensemble who accompanied carols sung by the Chorleywood Choral Society. We joined the Choral Society again later in the month to provide carols at Beaumont Care Home.

Chorleywood Music - Beaumont Carols

Festive Shopping Night with CCS

Chorleywood Jazz Band

7th November 2021 – Autumn Classics

Copland – Fanfare for the Common Man

Grieg – Holberg Suite

Gounod – Petite Symphony

Beethoven – Symphony No. 5

Autumn classics

January 2020 – New Year Gala

Mozart – Marriage of Figaro Overture

Beethoven – Romance No.2 for Violin and Orchestra, with Rickmansworth Young Musician finalist Jessie Lewis

De Falla – Danse Espagnol with Jessie Lewis

Glazunov – Saxophone Concerto with Rickmansworth Young Musician Finalist Louisa Kataria

Suppe – Light Cavalry Overture

Strauss – Thunder and Lightning Polka

Strauss – Pizzicato Polka

Strauss – Blue Danube Waltz

Strauss – Radetzky March

New Year Gala 2020


November 2019 – Autumn Classics

Humperdinck – Hansel & Gretel Overture

Haydn – Cello Concerto No.1 with soloist Willard Carter, winner of Rickmansworth Young Musician of the Year 2018

Dvorak – Symphony No.9 ‘From The New World’

Autumn Classics 2019


September 2019 – Chorleywood Music Day


May 2019 – Spring Classics with soloist Richard Wainwright

Spring Classics 2019


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.

New Year 2019


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.

WWI Commemoration November 2018


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 details on Rickmansworth Young Musician of the Year 2022

Rickmansworth Young Musician of the Year 2018 is jointly promoted and run by the Three Rivers Music Society, the Rotary Club of Rickmansworth and Chorleywood Music.logo


Spring Concert 2018

Copland – Fanfare for the Common Man

Mendelssohn – Hebrides Overture

Adrian Warren – Melting into Spring (premiere)

Vaughan Williams – The Lark Ascending, with soloist Yume Fujise

Delius – On Hearing the First Cuckoo in Spring

Delius – The Walk to the Paradise Garden

Schubert – Symphony 8 ‘Unfinished’


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