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"Judging by the applause in the theatre, everyone had a fantastic evening. Members of the orchestra waited by the stairs to meet their friends and fans and there was a real buzz in the air. I spoke to the lady sitting next to me, who had never been to one of their concerts before and had just stumbled across the event online; she was delighted to have access to classical music on her doorstep. It was a wonderful example of how music can bring a community together and I have no doubt that the CRSO will always be able to find an audience here."

- Johanna Coulson, Voice Magazine, CRSO Concert February 2017

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14th December 2016
Jerome Sadler

Matthew Brown Beverley Meadow

Beverley Meadow The CRSO is very excited to be giving the world premiere performance of Matthew Brown’s Beverley Meadow in our concert at Chatham Central Theatre on 25th February 2017. Matthew is a Kent-based composer and violist who studied composition at Canterbury Christ Church University and the Royal Northern College of Music. Background and Context

7th December 2016
Jerome Sadler

Jacob Bride and the Bradstow Singers – Christmas Concert

On Sunday 5th December, the CRSO’s Associate Composer, Jacob Bride, led an excellent Christmas concert at the church of Our Lady Star of the Sea in Broadstairs, Kent. The performers were the Bradstow Singers, which Jacob has trained into an excellent community choir, and the Bradstow Orchestra, which is made up of high standard instrumentalists

2nd December 2016
Jerome Sadler

Faversham Strings

One of the CRSO’s sponsors is the excellent string workshop “Faversham Strings”. The CRSO’s orchestral manager, Elisabeth Sadler, spent some time at the workshop this week, and wrote the following: “Today I set out on a trip to Faversham to find out more about Faversham Strings, a violin, viola and cello workshop set up recently