The Zeitgeist Chamber Orchestra are a group of talented young musicians capable of moving seamlessly between styles, genres and musical eras. With an appetite for juxtaposing familiar and adventurous repertoire for between 10-20 instrumentalists they have been praised by countertenor Michael Chance CBE for the ‘virtuosity and thoughtfulness’ of their Baroque playing and when ZCO premiered the new orchestration of James Burton's Convergence of the Twain the composer said 'they make a beautiful sound and the performance was thrilling'.
Recent performances have included Bach's St John Passion at Ely Cathedral in aid of the Oxfam Syria Crisis Appeal, Arnold Schoenberg's rarely heard masterpiece Chamber Symphony no.1 at various venues across London and the south of England, and collaborating with the David Hill and the Exon Singers on Handel's Dixit Dominus.
New arrangements of William Byrd, Miles Davis and Oasis keep ZCO's repertoire expanding as does their work with composers Marco Galvani, Effy Efthymiou and Tim Fisher.
ZCO players can be seen performing with the Philharmonia, London Symphony Orchestra, Gustav Mahler World Youth Orchestra, European Youth Orchestra and National Youth Jazz Orchestras as well as the Southbank Sinfonia and various chamber groups.