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.

Chair search

8th June 2019

Since its launch in 2005, Aurora Orchestra has established itself amongst the most creative and engaging forces in classical music. We are seeking a dynamic and inspiring new Chair of Trustees to lead our board as we continue to build on a trajectory of artistic and organisational growth: further developing our flourishing London residencies at… Read more »

Pythagoras & the Music of the Spheres

28th May 2019

What was the 'music of the spheres' that captivated ancient Greek philosophers? We trace its origins and influence through the centuries ahead of this week's UK tour of our latest Orchestral Theatre production.