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About Us

Who We Are

We’re the orchestra that invites you in. That saves you a seat. That wants you to feel the same heart-stirring, hair-raising, on-the-edge-of-your-seat feelings that we feel. We do so by pouring heart, soul, and no small measure of skill into our art. By playing old, by playing new, by playing everything with guts and fire.

We are one of the world’s most inspiring chamber orchestras, performing to the highest artistic standards for the widest possible audience, and a catalyst for integration and social change through inclusive engagement with children and local communities.

For fifty years, wherever we’ve played - from Castlebar to Carnegie Hall – we’ve tried to live by our principles as artists and as a charity.

It's our rich creative musical heritage that inspires us. It's our unstoppable enthusiasm for what we do, and the people we do it with.

As Ireland's national chamber orchestra, we are lucky to call the University of Limerick home and are funded by The Arts Council of Ireland/An Chomhairle Ealaíon.

Whether it's your first time meeting us, or your hundredth time, we are the Irish Chamber Orchestra, and you are in for a treat.

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