Trinity Orchestra was founded in 1980 by John Craven, who was organist of Trinity Church at the time. The orchestra rapidly established itself as the foremost in the area, Ron Corp succeeding John Craven as conductor after John moved to France to work with Strasbourg Opera.
In addition to many guest conductors Trinity Orchestra has worked with Paul Watkins, Michael Murray and, currently, John Andrews as Music Directors and with many famous soloists, including clarinettist Emma Johnson, horn player Michael Thompson and trumpeter Philip Cobb. In June 2011 the orchestra celebrated its 30th anniversary with a special concert which included a performance of Elgar’s Cello Concerto with distinguished cellist Paul Watkins, the orchestra’s President, as soloist.
The orchestra is grateful to their former Music Director Michael Murray for leading them in several initiatives, including a 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.
Trinity Orchestra’s membership is made up of professional musicians, music teachers, students and talented amateur players drawn mainly from the local area, highlighting Harrow’s wealth of talent. Each season the orchestra performs a wide range of concerts at Trinity Church in central Harrow, encompassing music from the eighteenth century to the present day. Each concert is preceded by our popular free pre-concert talk, presented by the conductor, where audience members can find out more about the music and meet the performers.
Trinity Orchestra is a registered charity – no. 1114976
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