The City Wind Orchestra is a community wind ensemble who rehearse and perform in and around the City of London. Since its formation in 2009, it has attracted players from all over London and from a range of musical backgrounds. CWO gave their debut performance in June 2009 at the City Temple and have since become a resident ensemble at St. Katharine Cree, a guild church in the Aldgate ward of the City of London. Like other societies, the City Wind Orchestra is a not-for-profit organisation.
The City Wind Orchestra is committed to performing original works for the medium. Since 2009 the cornerstone repertoire from America, Asia and Europe has been performed. With a rich heritage of wind music in the United Kingdom, many works have been performed with the ambition to continue to do so for forthcoming concerts. Other concerts have reflected particular places, people or musical periods.
The CWO is equally as committed to producing concerts which are engaging with the audiences that support them. Works by contemporary composers are often sharply contrasted with lighter musical styles.
With its commitment to performing original works for wind orchestra, CWO has performed over 200 original works to date. This has included music from America, France, Italy, Germany, Japan, Scandinavia, Spain, Russia and the United Kingdom.
Read more about our music in the about us section.