Peak Chamber Orchestra

Glyn Davies - Former Conductor 

About us

The Peak Chamber Orchestra was founded over forty five years ago by the late Tom Bandy, who recognised a need for an orchestra where amateur musicians could gather to play a large variety of classical music, without the pressure of rehearsing for regular public concerts.  Some public performance is of course desirable, in order that the players have an aim for improvement, and in the early days, one concert a year was performed in The Painted Hall at Chatsworth, at the invitation of the then Duke, the proceeds going to a charity of his choice.

Members of the orchestra meet to play for the love of music, performed with other like minded musicians, in a relaxed atmosphere and indeed there are still several founder members involved. 

Glyn Davies conducted the orchestra for about 30 years, until his death in August 2016.  We are now lead by Tim Maunder and rehearsals are in The Methodist Church in Calver ( opposite Calver Church Hall) , Derbyshire, at 7.45pm every Tuesday during term time. The orchestra always welcomes new players  and we are currently encouraging and inviting new members to join especially in the string section.  

The last rehearsal before Christmas 2018 will be on 4th December as we are having our Christmas party on the evening of December 11th. We will start again in January 2019 with a rehearsal on 8th January.

If you are interested in finding out more or would like to come along to a rehearsal then we would be pleased to hear from you. You can make contact by clicking here.