Garsington Opera Orchestra

Garsington Opera Orchestra

The Garsington Opera Orchestra is an integral component of our productions each season. Providing the artistic core of our performances, many players have been with us for over 20 years. 

The orchestra came together in 1993 as an amalgam of the Guildhall String Ensemble, with an additional team of wind and brass players. From this developed a loyal orchestra of players whose commitment and high calibre we value greatly. The sense of chamber music they bring to our productions, their innate ability to adapt to every style of music from Mozart to Britten, and the creation of a seamless partnership with each conductor have been invaluable to the success of our performances. 

"The Garsington Opera Orchestra showed customary finesse and energy. The ingredients are top notch."
The Observer

"Perfect tempi, radiant textures and wall-to-wall virtuosity. Glorious stuff."
The Independent