KES/KEHS Symphony Orchestra 60th Anniversary Concert

Academy Chamber Orchestra

We celebrate this year the sixtieth anniversary of the joint orchestra shared by King Edward’s and by King Edwards High School for Girls.

Our first concert was given in March 1960, and ever since the schools’ tradition of great orchestral playing has been a unique treasure.

The celebratory programme includes a new work by the boys and girls, curated by Christopher Churcher, as well as a performance of Beethoven’s ‘Emperor’ Concerto by Lauren Zhang (BBC Young Musician 2018). Thus:


Christopher Churcher et al: Sexagesimal! (King Edwards commission)

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827): Piano Concerto no.5 op.73 Emperor

Johannes Brahms (1833-97): Symphony no.3 op.90


KES/KEHS Symphony Orchestra

Lauren Zhang, piano

Martin Leigh, conductor