Stravinsky – Dances concertantes
Haydn – Concerto for Cello No 1 in C
Mozart – Symphony No 40 in G minor

Corinthian Chamber Orchestra
Richard Birchall Cello
Michael Seal Conductor


The Corinthian Chamber Orchestra was formed in 1995 under the musical direction of the late Alan Hazeldine. Since then it has developed into one of the finest orchestras of its kind in London. It counts some of London’s best amateur players among its members.

The orchestra plays six concerts each season, mostly at its traditional home of St James’s, Piccadilly. However in one concert each season it becomes the Corinthian Orchestra, taking on additional members to play larger-scale repertoire in a bigger venue. In recent years this has been the Queen Elizabeth Hall – but while that hall is being renovated, the orchestra has taken the opportunity to try out other venues such as St John’s, Smith Square and St Martin-in-the-Fields. CCO has also performed charity concerts in aid of Cancer Research UK, the North London Hospice, Youth At Risk and The Refugee Council.

Michael Seal holds the position of Associate Conductor of the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra (CBSO), a unique appointment which recognises his work as Assistant Conductor, and the special relationship he has built with the orchestra. Michael has worked with many of the UK’s finest orchestras, frequently being invited as guest conductor with the BBC Symphony Orchestra, BBC Philharmonic and Royal Liverpool Philharmonic orchestras, as well as the Academy of St.Martin in the Fields, BBC Concert Orchestra, BBC National Orchestra of Wales, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, London Philharmonic Orchestra and Ulster Orchestra.