Over 40 years ago the orchestra accepted the offer by Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council of a permanent home in the Edwardian splendour of the Town Hall and we are now proud to celebrate 40 seasons as the Borough's official orchestra. The orchestra performs eight concerts each season at the Town Hall and also appears elsewhere during the year.
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What they said about
our last competition
The 2017 conductor:
“This great initiative is giving some of the finest young instrumentalists from around the world the opportunity to perform some fantastic repertoire … the commitment that this orchestra is showing to the nurturing of young talent is testament not only to the belief they have in the music-making of tomorrow, but also to their dedication to inspiring young musicians..”
“... a very positive experience and a great performance opportunity.”
“The organisation was great, thank for all the effort you've put into it”
“thank you regarding the perfect organization and the kindness of everybody yesterday”
“the organisation and atmosphere of the competition was just perfect”
“…this has been a great experience. And everyone is so friendly!”
“such an amazing experience. I really enjoyed every moment”
"a really good day - unbelievable standard. what a great competition..."
"A truly wonderful and inspiring experience..."
"congratulations...in making all of this come together. I think it's absolutely fantastic and I really enjoyed the semi-finals".