County Junior Orchestra (CJO)

The County Junior Orchestra in performance at Spinney Theatre, November 2014

About the County Junior Orchestra Conductor: Matt Butler

The CJO is the third orchestra of the Music and Performing Arts Trust and rehearses on Thursday evenings in the Edmund Rubbra Hall at the Kettering Road Music and Arts Centre from 6pm – 8:30pm. The conductors for the 2018 to 2019 season are Andy Macfarlane and Hannah Allen.

The orchestra provides a first experience of orchestral playing for young musicians who might one day be in the County Training Orchestra or County Youth Orchestra. It has a full instrumental
line-up and plays music specifically designed for young orchestras.

During the course of the year, the orchestra appears in several county music concerts, including the New Generation Concert at the Derngate. The annual programme also includes a residential course at Frontier Centre, Irthlingborough.

Recent letters to members

How to join us

Auditions are held annually in July. Please see our auditions information page for more details.