Countess of Wessex String Orchestra

Sat 26 Sep

Saturday, 26 September 2020

1.00pm; 2.30pm

Drop-in | In Venue

Countess of Wessex String Orchestra

Join the Countess of Wessex String Orchestra for an outdoor performance at the National Army Museum. This is a drop-in event, but you must book a free general admission ticket to the National Army Museum to attend.
Price: FREE
Andrew Roberts


Come along to the National Army Museum for a special outdoor performance with the Countess of Wessex String Orchestra.

The Countess of Wessex’s String Orchestra (CWSO) was created on 1 April 2014 as part of recent changes within the Corps of Army Music. There has been a long tradition of string playing in the British Army, particularly associated with the orchestra of the Royal Regiment of Artillery, in existence for over 250 years, and proud to have been the first professional orchestra in Britain.

The CWSO can trace its heritage back to ‘The King’s Musick’ of strings from the time of the Restoration in England, which was eventually to form the basis of Queen Victoria’s private band in the 19th century.

The CWSO performs a variety of music, ranging from classical to pop, in various settings both in the United Kingdom and abroad, most recently performing at the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo. The CWSO is based at the Royal Artillery Barracks in Woolwich and is proud to be named after the Corps of Army Music’s Colonel-in-Chief.

Date & time

Saturday, 26 September 2020
1.00pm; 2.30pm


National Army Museum
Royal Hospital Road
London SW3 4HT


In Venue: FREE

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