What We Do

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CLS’s work extends far beyond the concert platform. Since 1971 we have commissioned new works, collaborated with partners across the arts sector and beyond, and worked in the community to bring music to those who may not otherwise have access.

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We perform to over 35,000 people a year in concert halls, theatres, parks, warehouses, and relaxed performance venues. We welcome all audiences – from classical music fans to those at their first concert – to join us in celebrating music

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CLS has continued to follow the example of our founder, Richard Hickox, championing new work and commissioning pieces from composers at all stages in their career.

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CLS musicians use music to connect with people across all the work that we do. We use combinations of improvisation and classical repertoire to create shared creative experiences.

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