WCO is a friendly and sociable orchestra and we enjoy welcoming new members. We currently have spaces for violins, violas and double basses who would relish the challenge of tackling our wide and varied repertoire. However, if you are interested in joining us on any instrument, please do get in touch for a chat about the possibilities.

Find out more
  • See our past concerts to find out more about the musical opportunities we offer
  • Read about us to find out more about the orchestra
  • See our forthcoming concerts for details of what we're up to in future
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What we offer

We are known as one of the most welcoming and friendly orchestras in the area - our coffee break is a key part of our rehearsal and we organise regular get togethers outside of the rehearsal. The orchestra members come from all walks of life and we have had members ranging in age from 15 to 80+.

Musical standards

The orchestra is developing with each concert and our repertoire includes pieces which aim to stretch us musically. We recommend that grade 5 is a minimum standard for string players looking to join us - although players at a higher standard will also find themselves challenged.


We rehearse every Monday at Monkton Park School in Chippenham from 19:30 until 21:30 and in the run up to each concert we also enjoy a full day weekend rehearsal, which is a chance to polish the pieces in a more relaxed environment.