Central England Camerata

Central England Camerata, founded by Anna Downes in 2013, is a professional chamber orchestra which gives performances of popular classics to sell-out audiences, raising substantial amounts of money for local charities.


In addition, the Camerata is regularly booked to accompany Choral Societies and to perform in classical music festivals across the UK.


The Camerata is made up of professional musicians who have freelanced in orchestras such as the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, Orchestra da Camera, National Symphony Orchestra and English Symphony Orchestra.


For  more details about the Central England Camerata, including getting tickets, please click here


Upcoming Events


Saturday 10th November 2018

Derby Choral Union and

Central England Camerata

Conductor : Richard Dacey

Beethoven : Elegischer Gesang

Vaughan Williams : Dona Nobis Pacem

Haydn : Nelson Mass

Derby Cathedral, Derby


Saturday 13th April 2019

Will Todd : Ode to a Nightingale

Beethoven : Mass in C

Derby Choral Union and

Central England Camerata

Conductor : Richard Dacey

Derby Cathedral, Derby


Saturday 19th May 2019

Hagley Festival

Come and Sing Faure Requiem

Andrew Downes : Celtic Rhapsody

St John's Church, Hagley


Friday 7th June 2019

Hereford Chamber Choir and

Central England Camerata

Monteverdi : Beatus Vir

Gabrielli : Jubilate Deo

Handel : Dixit Dominus

Hereford Cathedral




















"One cannot deny the sustained intensity and strength of this performance......and what depth of string tone!"


(Birmingham Post, September 2016)