Stapleford Granary

Event description

Sunday 17 February  2019 

Cambridge guitar orchestra

Sunday Coffee Concert

Coffee from 11:00  Concert 12:00     £12/£8 under 16


The Cambridge Guitar Orchestra is a group of classical guitarists, who perform regularly in and around Cambridgeshire. Occasionally, they have performed further afield in the UK, and also in Belgium and France. Their Musical Director is Valérie Hartzell.

CGO was originally established in 1991 by Lorraine Eastwood and the late Chris Kilvington. In 1996 Peter Rueffer took over as Musical Director until 2017, before handing over to Valérie.


Cambridge Guitar Orchestra  play an eclectic range of music. Over the years, they have played early music, an arrangement of an organ piece by Boellmann, pieces by Debussy, Ravel, Granados, contemporary music by the American composer (and former member of the Los Angeles Guitar Quartet) Andrew York and the Welsh composer Daniel Jones, a Latin American piece and a jazz piece in 7/8, this being played primarily using harmonics.

Their current repertoire includes arrangements of classical music as well as pieces composed specially for guitar orchestra.