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.

New international appointment for Nicholas Collon

2nd May 2019

Exciting news this morning from Finland! Our Founder and Principal Conductor, Nicholas Collon, takes up an additional role as the new Chief Conductor of the Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra.

Aurora at the BBC Proms

17th April 2019

For this year’s BBC Proms, we bring to life the fantastical world of Berlioz’s Symphonie fantastique, performing the piece from memory in our largest Orchestral Theatre production to date.