The Orchestra of Great St. Mary’s was formed in 2007 and has gained a reputation for its excellent and diverse performances. Drawing from the local community of Cambridge and further afield it has tackled a very varied repertoire that has included works from the Baroque to the 21st century. Some of the most notable performances have been the symphonies of Brahms, Dvorak and Shostakovich. The orchestra has also worked with internationally acclaimed soloists including Chloe Hanslip (violin) and Nicholas Daniel (oboe).

One of the features of our concerts is that our programmes can include one or more choral works with members of the Choirs of Great St Mary’s. Again, the repertoire has been varied and has included music by Faure, Bach, Haydn, Vaughan Williams and Stravinsky. We also work with the Stapleford Choral Society, a well-established local choir. Performances have included Elgar’s rarely-performed The Music Makers and, Brahms’s German Requiem as well as many of the Masses by Haydn. In 2017, they gave the first performance of ‘A London Cantata’ by Adam Pounds

The orchestra gives five main performances in Great St. Mary’s Church each year as well as several choral concerts with the Stapleford Choral Society. Rehearsals take place on Tuesday evenings and we are always pleased to hear from potential new members.

If you are interested in joining us, please contact David Carter, our orchestral manager.