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Chamber Ensemble of London

Chamber Ensemble of London at Banqueting Hall

The Chamber Ensemble of London - up to 14 string players - is directed by the violinist Peter Fisher who is counted amongst ‘a handful of the world's finest musicians’, as The Times noted following a Royal Albert Hall concert in 2005.

The Ensemble has given dozens of concerts at St Martin-in-the-Fields, St James’s Piccadilly, the Purcell Room, Kings Place, the V & A, Wilton’s Music Hall, St John’s Smith Square etc.

For many years it was associated with the Wavendon Festival run by Sir John Dankworth and Dame Cleo Laine, which meant it also played light music and jazz as well as the standard baroque and classical repertoire.

Versatile programming, often using special arrangements and new music, has led to bookings for special occasions – a gastronomic concert about food at the Banqueting House, a Thames-related programme for the London Film Museum, royal music for a V & A exhibition, a WW1 memorial concert for Plymouth International Series, flower music for RHS Rosemoor etc.

CEOL has played for several music societies and at festivals outside London.

CEOL’s recordings have had hundreds of broadcasts – especially on Classic FM.

Margaret Fingerhut and Michael Stowe
Margaret Fingerhut and Michael Stowe

The CEOL at Plymouth City Museum & Art Gallery on May 16 2013, with Clive Jenkins
The CEOL at Plymouth City Museum & Art Gallery on May 16 2013, with Clive Jenkins


Released by SOMM Recordings in 2022, ‘Eclogue’ – solos with string orchestra accompaniment - has had dozens of broadcasts, especially of tracks featuring the pianist Margaret Fingerhut and oboist Michael Stowe.


For bookings, contact Clive Jenkins -
or phone 01752 863348