Sutton Coldfield Chamber Orchestra was established in 1975 by musicians in the Sutton Coldfield area who wanted to play together. Since then, the orchestra has grown to approximately fifty regular members and became Sutton Coldfield Orchestra to reflect its size. In October 2015 the orchestra will be celebrating its 40th Anniversary, with a celebratory dinner and a special concert.
The membership has varied in its 40 year history, with some original members still playing with the group. However, in recent we have also seen a steady increase of newer members - and more recently younger members.