Close Encounters

”........everyone should have the opportunity at an early age to be inspired by the arts…...........even the most disaffected or disadvantaged child can be excited by a wonderful piece of theatre or music and be inspired to give voice to their own ideas and feelings.”
HRH The Prince of Wales, Patron.

Harnessing the skills of the amazing musicians of The English Chamber Orchestra, Close Encounters reaches out to people of all ages everywhere.

Close Encounters encourages participation, engagement and an understanding of music by supporting learning and spreading musical joy far and wide.

The English Chamber Orchestra Close Encounters programme is supported by

The Barratt Foundation Sponsors of Close Encounters
The Barratt Foundation Sponsors of Close Encounters

If you would like to help fund this important work or wish to know more about the opportunities on offer please contact us on: Email: or telephone: 020 8840 6565