The Isis Chamber Orchestra was founded in 1983, and we regularly put on concerts in and around Oxfordshire. We are celebrating our 40th anniversary this year!

Caroline Hobbs-Smith

Caroline Hobbs-Smith

From Autumn 2023, we are delighted to welcome our new principal conductor: Caroline Hobbs-Smith.

South African born conductor Caroline Hobbs-Smith graduated from the Royal College of Music in London with an M.Mus specialising in flute performance and has conducted many orchestras, including the Oxfordshire Schools' Symphony Orchestra, Oxfordshire Youth Flute Choir, the National Children's Orchestras of Great Britain, the Kent County Youth Orchestra, the Birmingham Schools' Symphony Orchestra. She recently accepted the position of musical director and conductor for the Thames Vale Youth Orchestra and was excited to join them in September 2023 as well as the Isis Chamber Orchestra.


Our next performance was to have been on Sat 10th February 2024, but unfortunately has had to be cancelled due to several of our musicians being taken ill:

Poster, featuring image of a couple at sunset with an onlooker

Background image adapted from one by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay



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: contact chair@isischamberorchestra.org.uk