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Chameleon Arts Orchestra

The Chameleon Arts Orchestras were formed in 1987 by Chameleon Arts Management, to answer the need of Choral Societies nationwide for quality performances of the great works for choir and orchestra. From Monteverdi to Maxwell Davies, the orchestras perform in Churches, Cathedrals and Concert Halls throughout the country and can regularly be seen in concert at venues such as St Johns Smith Square, St Martin-in-the-Fields and Snape Maltings.

Chameleon Arts Orchestra boasts some of the country's leading freelance players whose other work includes performing with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, London Philharmonic Orchestra, The Royal Opera Orchestra, London Symphony Orchestra, Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra and English Chamber Orchestra. As the premiere orchestra devoted to the performance of choral works, the players have a vast knowledge and experience of works regularly performed by choral societies. This experience has often proved valuable and helpful to choirs and conductors.

Chameleon Arts Baroque Orchestra provides choral societies across the country with the opportunity to be accompanied on period instruments, as intended by the composer, when performing the masterpieces of the Baroque and Classical periods. Individually the members of the orchestra are acknowledged specialists in period performance practice and continue to work, often as principals, with the leading 'original instrument' orchestras, including the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, The Academy of Ancient Music, The King's Consort, English Baroque Soloists, and Gabrieli Consort and Players.

Chameleon Arts String Orchestra comprises the principal players from the main orchestra and specialises in concert performances of the fine string repertoire available to us. Performing for concert promoters, music clubs and festivals throughout the United Kingdom, this offshoot has proved very popular both for the players and their audiences, often resulting in return visits by the orchestra.

Chameleon Arts Orchestras appear by arrangement with Chameleon Arts Management www.chameleon-arts-orchestra.co.uk "

February 2010