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CCO’s Summer Spectacular

Tuesday 16 June 2020

7:30 pm - 9:30 pm


Haydn – Symphony No 86 in D
Hummel – Concerto for Trumpet in E
Beethoven – Symphony No 7 in A

Corinthian Chamber Orchestra
Alan Thomas Trumpet
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 and has some of the city’s best amateur players amongst its members. The orchestra plays up to six concerts each season, mostly at its traditional home of St James’s, Piccadilly but additionally the orchestra performs annually at the Southbank Centre’s Queen Elizabeth Hall and St Martin-in-the-Fields. CCO has given charity concerts in aid of Cancer Research UK, Youth at Risk, The Refugee Council, The North London Hospice, Royal Free Hospital’s “Quiet Cancer Therapy Appeal” and most recently for blood cancer charity DKMS. In June 2019 CCO embarked on its first ever tour, giving concerts to sold-out audiences in Ávila, Zamora and Salamanca, Spain.

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 CBSO. 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. Internationally, he has conducted the Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra, KBS Symphony Orchestra, Norwegian Radio Orchestra, Odense Symphony Orchestra, Joensuu City Orchestra, Orquesta Académica del Instituto Superior de Arte del Teatro Colón, Orquesta Filarmónica de Buenos Aires and both RTÉ Concert and National Symphony Orchestras.

Alan Thomas has recently returned for a second spell at the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra having spent five years as Principal Trumpet of the BBC Symphony Orchestra.  As a soloist Alan is a previous winner of the Shell/LSO scholarship, brass winner of the Royal Over-Seas League Competition and recently performed as soloist with the winners of BBC’s “All Together Now, The Great Orchestra Challenge,” North Devon Sinfonia.  Away from orchestral life Alan is a member of both Onyx Brass and Septura, two of Britain’s leading brass chamber groups. Alan is a Professor of Trumpet at Royal College of Music, London and Trumpet Tutor at the Birmingham Conservatoire, where he was awarded a fellowship in 2012.  He is an alumni of both institutions.

Dates, Times & Book

Tue 16 Jun 7:30 PM £25/£22/£18/£14/£9 Book

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