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Aylesbury Vale Concert Orchestra

The idea for Aylesbury Vale Concert Orchestra (AVCO) was conceived in July 2019 by founder Sue Hurst and fellow runner Neil, husband of internationally renowned guitarist Xuefei Yang.

 They got chatting about music and the orchestras Sue plays in.  She mentioned how she would love to play the Rodrigo Guitar Concerto with Fei.  Then and there, Neil volunteered Fei's services and it wasn't long before Classic FM's John Brunning's name was mentioned, and he was invited into their discussions.   A Spanish themed concert around the Rodrigo was planned, including the opportunity to debut one of John Brunning's new pieces, creating an attractive programme which would be enjoyed by both audience and players. 

Sue was looking for a large venue and approached the Waterside Theatre who were able to offer dates - initially in 2021, until Covid struck! 

In the meantime, Sue pushed ahead to form a new orchestra made up of the best players she could find from orchestras around Aylesbury and beyond.  The orchestra is made up of both professionals and amateurs, all of whom are 100% committed to the orchestra and to supporting Florence Nightingale Hospice Charity.

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