Central England Camerata

Central England Camerata, founded by Anna Downes in 2013, is a professional chamber orchestra which gives performances of popular classics to sell-out audiences, raising substantial amounts of money for local charities.


In addition, the Camerata is regularly booked to accompany Choral Societies and to perform in classical music festivals across the UK.


The Camerata is made up of local professional musicians who have freelanced in orchestras such as the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, Orchestra da Camera, National Symphony Orchestra and English Symphony Orchestra.


For  more details about the Central England Camerata, including getting tickets, please click here


Upcoming Events


Saturday 12th May 2018

Brierley Hill Choral Society and

Central England Camerata

Handel : Judas Macabeus

St Michael's Church, Brierley Hill


Friday 25th May 2018

Hereford Chamber Choir and

Central England Camerata

Handel : Te Deum and Jubilate

Bach : Brandenburg Concerto no 4

Bach : Magnificat

Hereford Cathedral


Saturday 9th June 2018

Viva Musica

Central England Camerata

Conductor : Anthony Bradbury

Handel : Zadok the Priest

Handel : Dixit Dominus


Saturday 16th June 2018

Local and Live Concert Series

The Ballad of St Kenelm by Andrew Downes

Central England Camerata

Conducted by Cynthia Downes

St James Church, Wollaston


Saturday 10th November 2018

Derby Choral Union and

Central England Camerata

Conductor : Richard Dacey

Beethoven : Elegischer Gesang

Vaughan Williams : Dona Nobis Pacem

Haydn : Nelson Mass

Derby Cathedral, Derby


Saturday 13th April 2019

Will Todd : Ode to a Nightingale

Beethoven : Mass in C

Derby Choral Union and

Central England Camerata

Conductor : Richard Dacey

Derby Cathedral, Derby


Sunday 19th May 2019

Hagley Festival

Come and Sing Faure Requiem

Andrew Downes : Celtic Rhapsody

St John's Church, Hagley






















"One cannot deny the sustained intensity and strength of this performance......and what depth of string tone!"


(Birmingham Post, September 2016)