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Our Social Impact

We're more than just an orchestra. We are also a charity.

Every year, we not only bring spectacular performances to audiences of every stripe - we also provide free music education to children and young people in our community.

Over the years, we have achieved incredible results, and witnessed first hand the life-changing power of music. And each year, we continue to grow our work with the help of our generous supporters.

In 2023...

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children received free music lessons in partnering schools number of new secondary school pupils engaged new instruments purchased live concerts with young musicians

[ICO Schools] provides emotional, social, academic and musical support to all our children but most of all it provides fun. The Irish Chamber Orchestra has brought so much joy to our school and has helped improve the children’s confidence

School principal, Limerick

Stories of Impact

Sophie Dillon started out in our early years programmes, and has gone on to study music at university. Here, she tells us about the difference our programmes – and music in general - have made in her life.