Central England Camerata

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

(Birmingham Post, September 2016)

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 local 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

Fri 8th, Sat 9th, Sun 10th September
Lord of the Rings Trilogy
A Twilight Orchestral Presentation
Central England Camerata
Moseley Park, Birmingham

Saturday 11th November 2017
Derby Choral Union and
Central England Camerata
Conductor : Richard Dacey
Leader : Anna Downes
J.S. Bach : Motet ‘Lobet den Herrn’ BWV 230
Ola Gjeilo : Sunrise Mass
Gabriel Fauré : Requiem
St Osmund's Church, Alvaston, Derbyshire

Wednesday 29th November 2017
Gala Proms Concert
Elizabeth McDonald - Soprano
Alan Fairs : Bass
Central England Camerata
Treetops Pavillion
West Midlands Safari Park, Bewdley

Saturday 16th December 2017
Derby Choral Union and
Central England Camerata
Conductor : Richard Dacey
Leader : Anna Downes
Handel : Messiah
Derby Cathedral

Sunday 20th January 2018, 7.30pm
Come and Sing Haydn's Nelson Mass
Lynwood Music 40th Anniversary Concert
In aid of the Spinal Injuries Association
Central England Camerata
Conductor : Anthony Bradbury
Leader : Anna Downes
Mozart : Marriage of Figaro Overture
Downes : Symphony no 2
Haydn : Nelson Mass
Foleyan Centre, Old Swinford Hospital

Friday 25th May 2018
Hereford Chamber Choir and
Central England Camerata
Handel : Te Deum and Jubilate
Bach : Magnificat
Hereford Cathedral

Saturday 9th June 2018
Viva Musica
Central England Camerata
Conductor : Anthony Bradbury
Handel : Zadok the Priest
Handel : Dixit Dominus

Saturday 16th June 2018
Local and Live Concert Series
The Ballad of St Kenelm by Andrew Downes
Central England Camerata
Conducted by Cynthia Downes
St James Church, Wollaston

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