Previous Concerts and events

7th November 2021 – Autumn Classics

Copland – Fanfare for the Common Man
– Holberg Suite
– Petite Symphony
– Symphony No. 5

Autumn classics

19th 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


23rd 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


29th September 2019 – Chorleywood Music Day


19th May 2019 – Spring Classics with soloist Richard Wainwright

Spring Classics 2019


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.

New Year 2019


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.

WWI Commemoration November 2018


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 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