Our conductor, Andy Meyers

Our conductor, Andy Meyers

The Kingston Chamber Orchestra was established in 1986, and since that time has been serving the community in the Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames through public concerts and has raised funds for charities through dedicated concert performances.

The members of the KCO include professionals, teachers, semi-professionals and keen amateurs, and the orchestra performs a wide range of classical music to a high standard of performance.

As a small arts organisation, we rely on regular donations from members of the orchestra, ticket sales, and donations and sponsorships from individuals and local businesses. We receive no regular public funding.

As arts funding becomes increasingly difficult to find, your financial support becomes ever more valuable. It helps us to continue producing high quality public performances on a sustainable basis, in an environment of ever increasing costs.

You can become a Friend of the Kingston Chamber Orchestra by giving a donation of £100, either as a one-off amount, or as a regular donation. You will be prominently listed as a Friend in our concert programmes, and here on our website (unless you prefer anonymity). You can make a  one-time donation, or donate regularly by monthly standing order. As Kingston Chamber Orchestra is a registered charity, you can boost your donation by 25p of Gift Aid for every £1 you donate!

Please contact us if you would like to become a Friend of the KCO.


We are delighted to have Sir Francis Jacobs as our patron, and thank him for his generous support.

Friends of the KCO

We would like to thank the following Friends for their generous support:

  • Nick and Luci Rozanski

  • Richard Elliston

  • IID Architects

  • Dr Millan Sachania

  • Christine Smith

  • Kathy Kock

Fundraising While You Shop!

The Kingston Chamber Orchestra is registered with Easyfundraising - the website which enables you to raise money for charitable causes.

With Easyfundraising, you can raise money for the KCO every time you shop online with one of their 3,168 shops and sites, and it won’t cost you a penny extra.

You can sign up for Easyfundraising here.

Business Supporters


We are grateful to the support we receive from the following local businesses:

  • Homefield Preparatory School

  • Lewis Golden