The North of England Concert Orchestra is formed from players of the Northern Ballet Theatre Orchestra and is managed by Northern Orchestral Enterprises Ltd (NOEL). NOEL was formed by John Pryce-Jones and Barry Collarbone and is based at Dean Clough in Halifax. In addition NOEL runs the North of England Classical Orchestra.

Apart from its regular appearances with the Halifax Choral Society at the Victoria Theatre, the Orchestra has appeared in the Northern Aldborough Festival as well as in a special weekend of events for children in York promoted by the Swiss based company “Brothers and Sisters”

During the last few years other engagements have included appearances in Huddersfield, Hull, Leeds, Dewsbury, Bradford, Ripley Castle and in Chester Cathedral, as well as Gala concerts in London, Newcastle, Birmingham and Dublin featuring Luciano Pavarotti, Andrea Bocelli, Russell Watson and Charlotte Church

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