About us

Aurora Orchestra flickered into life in 2004 as a group of like-minded friends who wanted to share their love of music with new audiences.

Under the continuing direction of Principal Conductor Nicholas Collon, today Aurora is one of Europe’s leading chamber orchestras. But we’re still driven by the same sense of camaraderie, adventure and enjoyment which brought us together.  We believe music has the power to change your life, whoever you are.

We spend our time with sounds, trying to make them speak more beautifully, more immediately and with more intensity than you might think possible. In a world of distraction, we invite you to be moved, overjoyed and astonished; to step inside a place where music sounds its colours.

Welcome to Dame Liz Forgan DBE

7th October 2019

We're delighted to announce the appointment of Dame Liz Forgan DBE as our new Chair of Trustees, and Mike Laven as Trustee.

Fantastique at the BBC Proms

25th September 2019

A roundup of the glowing reviews and audience feedback we received for our big night at the BBC Proms. This year, we brought to life Berlioz’s Symphonie fantastique, performing the work from memory in an epic Orchestral Theatre production with actor Mathew Baynton.