The ISIS Chamber Orchestra gives several concerts per year in and around Oxfordshire (the part of the River Thames that flows through Oxford is called the Isis). Our principal conductor is Paul Cox, and our leader is Andrew Lack.

Alex, playing the 'cello It is with great sadness that we say goodbye to Alex Harper, who died suddenly on Thursday 3rd November 2016. Alex was not only a stalwart of the 'cello section, but also secretary of the Isis Chamber Orchestra for many years, and an encyclopaedic source of information on all things musical, very helpful when it came to selecting programmes for our concerts. In recent years he also successfully conducted two of our concerts: in May 2016, and in May 2014, the latter of which included Haydn's Symphony No. 45, The Farewell. We will miss you enormously, Alex.

Our next performance is as follows:

ISIS Chamber Orchestra
Date: Saturday 11th February 2017, 7.30pm
Venue: St Michael and All Angels Church, Londsdale Rd, Summertown

Conductor: Paul Cox
Violin: Jake Rea
Gluck - Overture Iphigénie en Aulide
Mendelssohn - Violin Concerto
Beethoven - Romance No. 2 for Violin and Orchestra
Beethoven - Symphony No.8

Please see here for more details of our forthcoming concerts.

Many of our concerts also raise money in aid of charity. If you are interested in helping us to put on a concert to raise money for your charity, then please get in touch:

Chair: Andrew Lack (
Webmaster: Sharon Curtis (

Site last updated: 10th January 2017