CGO is a group of around 20 classical guitarists, who
perform regularly in and around Cambridgeshire. Occasionally, we give
concerts further afield in the UK, and we have also performed in
Belgium and France.
Our Musical Director is Valérie Hartzell; in the photo
she is standing in the archway, backing us up. You can find out more
about her here, and of course on her own
web site (http://www.valeriehartzell.co.uk/).
The CGO was originally established in 1991 by Lorraine
Eastwood and the late Chris Kilvington. In 1996 Peter Rueffer took over
as our Musical Director for 20 years, before handing over to Valérie.
Here are two clips to give you a flavour of the kind of
music we play. In the first
clip, we are playing an arrangement of Schubert's song "Auf dem Wasser
zu singen". The arrangement is by one of our members.
The second clip shows us playing two movements from
Henry Purcell's The Fairy
Queen arranged by Peter Rueffer. You can catch a glimpse
of Peter as he moves forward on the left of the frame.
Regardless of whether you are interested in:
hiring us for a performance or fund-raising event,
coming to listen to
one of our performances,
or just curious,
we hope you find what you are
looking for on the web site.
If not, do drop us an email (see details
on the contact page).