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Nov 08 2011

All About Trinity Orchestra

Trinity Orchestra was founded in 1980 by John Craven, then organist of Trinity Church. The orchestra rapidly established itself as the foremost in the area, and after John moved to France to work with Strasbourg Opera, he was succeeded as Music Director by Ronald Corp. Philip Lee took over from Ronald several years later and when he stood down, the orchestra had several seasons with guest conductors before appointing the distinguished cellist and conductor Paul Watkins as Music Director. Paul’s increasing international workload, especially after he won the 2002 Leeds Conductors Competition, meant that he reluctantly had to give up this position in 2005.

Paul was appointed Trinity Orchestra’s first President on his departure. The current Music Director, Michael Murray, a horn player with the BBC Symphony Orchestra, has led the orchestra in several initiatives, including our new collaboration with the Royal College of Music in providing a platform for the world’s finest young musical talent to perform with the orchestra every year. Michael has also established an ongoing sponsorship arrangement with Blüthner Pianos, providing world-class instruments to the soloists who perform with the orchestra.

Each season we offer a wide range of concerts, from chamber music to large scale symphonic works, demonstrating the versatility and musicality of Harrow’s premier community orchestra.

Our players are drawn mainly from the local area, highlighting the wealth of talent Harrow possesses. Performing with some of the country’s finest soloists, we present concerts of the highest quality. We are further indebted to Blüthner Pianos for their continued support in this regard.

Come along to our free pre-concert talks, where you will find out more about the music and meet the players. You will be assured of a warm welcome and an evening of wonderful music. We look forward to seeing you.

You can find out more about Trinity Orchestra on their webpage, here.

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