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8th February 2017
Jerome Sadler

James Clinch (1927-2017)

I had a sad trip to Newcastle on the 24th January to attend the funeral of a very important figure in the history of the CRSO. Many people in our audience will remember James (“Jimmy”) Clinch, who founded the orchestra (in its first guise as Rochester Arts Orchestra, the “RAO”) in 1969 with Bill Holtby and

1st February 2017
Jerome Sadler

Programme for 25th February Available Now

The programme for the CRSO’s concert on 25th February 2017 is available now here for £2 online (it is £3 for a printed copy on the day). The programme is full of interesting information about the pieces which we are playing, and it’s always a good idea to download it and read it ahead of the concert.

31st January 2017
Jerome Sadler

CRSO Young Composers’ Workshop 2017 The CRSO’s annual “Young Composers’ Workshop” took place on the 30th January at the Pilkington Building, Chatham Maritime. This event is a very important part of the CRSO’s mission of “nurturing excellence in the community through music”. Young composers today are part of a great tradition of creativity that has