What is PCO?

It's a question we get asked often - so here's the answer

We are a small not-for-profit orchestra with a revolving roster of between 25 and 35 players including strings and woodwind who play music from a variety of different classical eras but also new compositions created by members and friends with a more contemporary twist.

The orchestra was founded in 2014/15 by Hannah Catherine Jones and is now run collectively by members of the orchestra. 

The ethos of the orchestra is to be rooted in Peckham and its local community and be inclusive and sociable. We rehearse at the extraordinary Peckham Liberal Club. 


During breaks in rehearsals have a drink at its bar where we have a natter and also make decisions on all aspects of running the orchestra.

All players are welcome to suggest pieces, and conduct should they wish, and we also invite outside composers to create pieces for us. PCO also often invite soloists to play with it for specific pieces.

We are now on our 17th concert at Peckham Liberal Club, but we also play elsewhere including at LIVE! events in Peckham, at local events such as MUNCH! and many other one-off events. 

Find out what The Peckham Peculiar newspaper thought about us, click on the image, below.


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