Covid-19: Due to the current situation we are unable to perform at the moment but we do have a concert scheduled for 11 July 2021, regulations permitting. Please look out for any updates on performances here on the site.

Welcome to Kensington Philharmonic Orchestra

The orchestra, conducted by Claudio Di Meo, is a part of London’s thriving cultural scene and enjoys a loyal following.  We perform with some of the UK’s most talented soloists at our regular venue, the magnificent Chelsea Old Town Hall.
Our players come from all across the London region and from many walks of life. Be they professional musicians or gifted amateurs, the one thing they all have in common is a deep passion for classical music.
We rely on player subscriptions, ticket sales, patrons and fundraising to host our concert seasons and to bring talented soloists to the KPO. Donations – large or small – are very welcome and help us to continue to keep classical music alive and accessible in central London.


11th July 2021, 7.00pm.

Chelsea Old Town Hall, Kings Road, SW3 5EE
Date: 11th July 2021, 7.00 pm
Conductor: Claudio Di Meo
Leader: Abigail Dance
Soloist: Karen Stephenson
Program: An Outdoor Overture (A. Copland); Cello Concerto in E minor Op 85 (E. Elgar); Symphony no 9 "The New World Symphony (A. Dvorak).

News, views and what is coming up

First rehearsal for KPO this year

On Monday 17 May 2021 we made a wonderful start towards returning to a new musical normal. We had our first full orchestra rehearsal since March 2020. Thanks to...

Read More

Master Class at the KPO

Musica Universalis Organization promotes the first edition of the International Conducting Master class with M° Ennio Nicotra will be held in London (UK), 15-18 July 2021. Information at

Read More

New chapter for KPO

Kensington Philharmonic Orchestra starts a new chapter with new conductor Claudio Di Meo. The KPO, founded in 1965, is one of London’s leading amateur orchestras. It provides opportunities for...

Read More

Tanks crossing the Rhine

Tanks and Rivers?  Let me start with Smetana’s Vltava, one of his great cycle of Symphonic Poems written in 1874 and known as Ma Vlast. We left Rostropovich in 1968 weeping...

Read More


A concert notable for its consistently high standard of musicianship from all concerned
(Classical Source)
This was a performance of memorable distinction
(Classical Source)
I found myself totally absorbed within the music
(Robert Matthew-Walker)
The KPO played with total conviction and the result would surely have delighted the composer and all true lovers of his music
(Robert Matthew-Walker)

Kensington Philharmonic Orchestra is a registered charity with number 283674.