About the County Training Orchestra
CTO is the second orchestra of the Music and Performing Arts Trust and
rehearses on Saturday mornings in the Richard Coles Hall at the
Kettering Road Music and Arts Centre from 9am to 12:30pm. The conductors for the 2017 to 2018 season are Chris Hiscock and Pam Carter (pictured left).
The orchestra was created to be a training opportunity for students hoping one day to be in the
County Youth Orchestra, but has become a strong performing group in its own right, which performs music from the standard orchestral repertoire as well as more modern repertoire, such as music for stage and screen.
During the course of the year, the orchestra appears in several
county music concerts, including a separate concert of its own and the
Second Generation concert at the Derngate. The annual programme also includes a
residential course at Grendon Hall.
Recent letters to members
How to join us
Auditions are held annually in July. See the
auditions page for further information.