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Kaleidoscope Salon Orchestra

Kaleidoscope Salon Orchestra at the Festival Hall

The Kaleidoscope Salon Orchestra can vary in size and specification from venue to venue depending on the needs of each occasion. Whilst the Salon Orchestra regularly perform at events hosted by major companies, the larger Symphony Orchestra continues to perform a number of ’prom’ style concerts in many of the UK’s finest concert halls.

Primarily the repertoire provides a mixture of well known classics supplemented with show songs, British light music and favourites from the Palm Court era. Repertoire is carefully selected to provide a varied and balanced programme.

The orchestra provides a strong focal point for award ceremonies and presentations, often requiring special music arrangements and sound bites. Performances with special guests often take place with named comperes, soloists, presenters and conductors. The orchestra is often required to perform at themed events including Palm Court, Ballroom & Edwardian. This is achieved successfully with a change of dress code, repertoire and set dressing.

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In addition to the Orchestra, clients regularly ask Kaleidoscope to provide a high quality sound system, lighting effects, staging and grand piano – essential for large historic, unusual or outdoor venues. Visit our technical support page for more information.

As required by most venues, concert halls & historic buildings, public liability insurance is provided during every rehearsal or performance given by our musicians. All electrical equipment including stand lights, electric piano & amplifier is PAT tested annually.

Recent performances by the Kaleidoscope Palm Court, Salon and Symphony Orchestra include the Tower of London, Birmingham Town Hall, Bournemouth Pavilion & Pier Theatre, Torquay International Conference Centre, Guildhall, Festival Hall, HMS Warrior, Royal Marines Museum, Grosvenor House, Banqueting Hall, HMS Victory, Eastbourne Bandstand and Henley Regatta. The orchestra has also appeared in television documentaries, adverts and films.

Kaleidoscope Salon Orchestra in concert Kaleidoscope Salon Orchestra at Eastbourne Bandstand Kaleidoscope Salon Orchestra in Concert

Light Repertoire

Sound Of Music Forgotten Dreams
All I Ask Of You In Party Mood
Pirates Of Penzance Dont Stop Me Now
By The Sleepy Lagoon.. Nights Of Gladness
Tomboy Blue Tango
Sailing By Over The Rainbow
My Fair Lady Greensleeves
South Pacific Guys & Dolls
Downton Abbey Theme Elizabethan Serenade

Classical Repertoire

Spring – Four Seasons Palladio
Rondo Chanson De Matin
Queen Of Sheba Hungarian Dance
Barcarolle Cavalleria Rusticana
Air On A G String Canon
Salut D’Amour Ashokan Farewell
Eine Kleine Nachtmusic Water Music
Brandenburg Concerto Minuet
Sicilienne Czech Polka
Divertimento Flower Duet
Chanson De Nuit

~ Testimonials ~

“Just had to write and thank you for a wonderful concert this evening, we all enjoyed it so much. We especially enjoyed the singing – my wife was the ‘noisy’ one singing descant in the front row! We look forward to future concerts with the Kaleidoscope Salon Orchestra” Kaleidoscope Christmas Concerts at the Royal Marines Museum, Southsea, Portsmouth, Hampshire

“Just writing to say that my family and I enjoyed your Christmas Concert given by the Kaleidoscope Salon Orchestra and look forward to many more!” Kaleidoscope Christmas Concerts, Southsea, Portsmouth, Hampshire

“I am writing to thank the Symphony Orchestra for their wonderful performances at Warsash Maritime Centre. From the feedback I received, everyone was absolutely thrilled with the musical entertainment throughout the evening. One of the highlights of the evening was definitely the finale music provided by the Orchestra performed with the fireworks. Once again, thanks to you all for your support and hard work to make the evening the spectacular that it was.” Kaleidoscope Symphony Orchestra at Warsash Maritime Centre, Southampton, Hampshire

“Many thanks for a super concert in Bournemouth. I would like to thank all those who helped and took part, especially Kaleidoscope Music for your first class professionalism. Everyone I have spoken to enjoyed the concert so much. As well as taking the memory of the music away with me, I got to take one of the floral displays home too, and it’s still flourishing. I very much hope that we shall meet and arrange something musical again.” Kaleidoscope Symphony Orchestra at Bournemouth Pavilion, Dorset

“A short note to thank you both for inviting me to conduct your orchestra last night. I enjoyed meeting everyone and being involved with the Kaleidoscope Orchestra. You have some exceptional players which made for a very easy rehearsal and concert from my point of view. Thanks again.” Guest Conductor of the Kaleidoscope Orchestra

“Would you please extend my sincere thanks to everyone involved with the concert you provided us with in Bournemouth – the Kaleidoscope Concert Orchestra, conductor and soloists were magnificent. I am still on cloud nine with the finished result that you arranged for us. To please over 1500 people at one event has never been heard of before, but there again you were all stars on the night. We look forward to working with you again in the not too distant future.” Kaleidoscope Concert Orchestra at Bournemouth, Dorset

“I just had to write to thank you for such a wonderful Christmas Concert last evening. It was truly magical as indeed they always are but somehow this was a very special one and it came across as such – a marvellous evening by the Kaleidoscope Palm Court Orchestra.” Kaleidoscope Palm Court Orchestra at Royal Marines Museum, Eastney, Southsea, Hampshire

“We just wanted to drop you a line to thank you very much for inviting us to the Kaleidoscope Christmas Concert. We had a great time and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. The concert certainly put us in the Christmas spirit and your hospitality was wonderful. We sang all the way home!” Kaleidoscope Salon Orchestra at The Petersfield Festival Hall, Hampshire

“What an enjoyable concert you provided for us on Sunday, the variety of the programme I thought was great and guest soloists were delightful. As you have probably gathered we had a most enjoyable evening.” Kaleidoscope Concert Orchestra in Portsmouth, Hampshire

“We just wanted to say thank you for a brilliant concert last night. We all enjoyed the evening and have noted the date of your next concert in our diaries. Best wishes, Chris.” (Kaleidoscope Salon Orchestra, Concert, Southsea, Portsmouth, Hampshire)

“Just a quick note to thank you so much for the excellent orchestral performance last night. It’s always good to work with you and last night was no exception! I was delighted by the response received from the audience who attended. Here’s to next time! Best wishes, David.” (Kaleidoscope Concert Orchestra at All Saints Church, Botley, Southampton, Hampshire)

“I attended the Kaleidoscope Christmas concert last night at the Petersfield Festival Hall and was very impressed with your playing. I thoroughly enjoyed the concert. Denise.” (Kaleidoscope Salon Orchestra at Petersfield Festival Hall, Hampshire)

“I just wanted to say on behalf of all of us who came last night what a lovely concert, thank you very much. You always perform such a great mix of music and it makes a most enjoyable evening. Again many thanks and we will certainly be there again next year. Best wishes, Chris.” (Kaleidoscope Salon Orchestra at Royal Marines Museum, Southsea, Hampshire)

“Thank you for the truly professional atmosphere you and your Salon Orchestra gave to the evening. Here’s to the next time! Kind regards, Val.” (Kaleidoscope Salon Orchestra at Meonstoke Hall, Southampton, Hampshire)

“Dear Kaleidoscope, thanks once again for providing the Salon Orchestra who were absolutely superb. The evening was greatly enjoyed by everyone, including the choir conductor! All best wishes, David.” (Kaleidoscope Salon Orchestra, at All Saints Church, Botley, Hampshire)

“Thank you so very much for organising the proms concert for us at the Birmingham Town Hall. Such a very special evening and everyone has said it was the best one yet. You made my last days as National Chairman so very memorable and as for the piper – fantastic! I hope that we will be able to work with again soon and wish you continued success with your company. Thank you all again, Sue.” (Kaleidoscope Symphony Orchestra at Birmingham Town Hall, Midlands)

“Just a short note to thank you for entertaining us so well on Thursday evening at the Henley Regatta. I have a lot of feedback from our members who have all said how much they enjoyed your palm court orchestra ‘proms’ concert. Please pass on our thanks to all the musicians in the orchestra. Best regards, Barry.” (Kaleidoscope Palm Court Orchestra, Phyllis Court Club, Henley on Thames, Oxfordshire)

“Dear Kaleidoscope Music Ltd, I am writing to thank you for playing at our AGM at the Birmingham International Conference Centre on Friday. Already I have acknowledged many comments of congratulations from our members who thought the concert was excellent and a wonderful occasion for the Townswomens’ Guilds – you certainly entertained us all! Once again thank you and I hope our paths cross in the future! Kind regards, Lisa – TG event’s organiser.” (Kaleidoscope Salon Orchestra, ICC, Birmingham, Midlands)