The Orchestra

We are Birmingham's Orchestra. 90 musicians who are proud to play, share, write, sing, live and breathe music in Birmingham, the West Midlands and beyond.

We've come from all over the world, but you can find us right here in Birmingham. Catch us at Symphony Hall playing some of the greatest symphonic music of all time, at pop-up performances around the city, at the CBSO Centre performing intimate small-scale gigs or in schools, communities centres, libraries and even the occasional pub. You might also spot us on tour in the UK and around the world, or hear us on the radio - and if you watched the opening ceremony of the Birmingham Commonwealth Games, you've already heard us play!

We're musicians, but we're also parents, teachers, runners, gardeners, sports fans, foodies and so much more.

We're part of your city, and we couldn't be happier to be here to make music with you.

Violin I

Violin II



Double Basses



French Horns


Lower Brass