The Isis Chamber Orchestra was founded in 1983, and we regularly put on concerts in and around Oxfordshire. We are celebrating our 40th anniversary this year!

Caroline Hobbs-Smith

Caroline Hobbs-Smith

From Autumn 2023, we are delighted to welcome our new principal conductor: Caroline Hobbs-Smith.

South African born conductor Caroline Hobbs-Smith graduated from the Royal College of Music in London with an M.Mus specialising in flute performance and has conducted many orchestras, including the Oxfordshire Schools' Symphony Orchestra, Oxfordshire Youth Flute Choir, the National Children's Orchestras of Great Britain, the Kent County Youth Orchestra, the Birmingham Schools' Symphony Orchestra. She recently accepted the position of musical director and conductor for the Thames Vale Youth Orchestra and is very excited to be joining them in September 2023 as well as the Isis Chamber Orchestra.

Our next performance is in February 2024:

ISIS Chamber Orchestra

two lovers with onlooker

Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay

Date: 7.30pm on Saturday 10th February 2024
Venue: St Michael and All Angels' Church, Lonsdale Rd, Summertown, Oxford
Conductor: Caroline Hobbs-Smith
Piano: Dominic Piers-Smith


Vaughan Williams - Wasps Overture
Ravel - Piano Concerto in G
Fauré - Pelleas & Melisande Suite
Maxwell Davies - Orkney Wedding and Sunrise

Many of our concerts also raise money in aid of charity. If you are interested in helping us to put on a concert to raise money for your charity, then please get in touch: contact