The Mozart Festival Orchestra was formed by Raymond Gubbay in 1991 – the bicentenary of Mozart’s death. The Orchestra was launched at the Barbican Hall in a six-concert festival of Mozart’s popular orchestral and operatic music. Over many years the Orchestra has performed a wide range of baroque and classical repertoire, including Bach’s Brandenburg Concertos, Handel’s Messiah and Mozart’s Requiem.

The Orchestra has undertaken a national tour every autumn for the last 17 years with its highly successful Four Seasons by Candlelight, Mozart by Candlelight and Classics by Candlelight programmes. It has also performed Handel’s Messiah at the Royal Festival Hall for the last 10 years and this ever popular concert returns this coming December. In 2003, the orchestra toured to Lucerne, Switzerland and have returned by popular demand every year since.

Recent highlights include the Orchestra’s return to the Royal Albert Hall in June of 2015 with a performance of Vivaldi’s Four Seasons and Mozart’s Requiem and a concert at the Royal Festival Hall featuring a selection of Mozart’s finest works in February 2014.

The Mozart Festival Orchestra also regularly appears at the Royal Albert Hall as part of Raymond Gubbay Ltd's celebrated Christmas Festival. 

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