We are a string orchestra of about 25 players, based in Bridport, Dorset, in a beautiful region of the south coast of England and normally perform three concerts each year.
Our players come from a wide area of West Dorset, East Devon and Somerset, mostly within 25 miles of Bridport itself.
The orchestra was formed in the autumn of 1975 by the conductor Bruce Critchinson. There are still one or two founder members playing with the orchestra, originally the New Elizabethan Players, now known as the Bridport Chamber Orchestra
We have a broad repertoire embracing many composers from baroque to modern.