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Catherine conducts the Open University Orchestra, the Open University Wind Band, Weston Underwood Singers and occasional concerts by the Newton Ensemble.

Conducting the Djanogly Community Orchestra in March 2017 in a programme of Weber, Butterworth, Richard Strauss and Sibelius.


Photo: Djanogly Community Orchestra

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Catherine with the Buckingham Chamber orchestra at the Radcliffe Centre, Buckingham in April 2013. This photo was taken just after a concert featuring Peter Edwards of the Red Bullets.


The orchestra also gave a concert in March 2017 in memory of its founder, cellist and composer Keith Templeman (pictured on the far right of this photograph).



Catherine is currently conductor of the Open University Orchestra, which rehearses and gives concerts on Friday lunchtimes at the Open University campus in Milton Keynes. Their next concert is on Friday, 19th May at 1pm. The programme is to be announced.


Catherine appeared as Guest Conductor for the Djanogly Community Orchestra in Nottingham on 25th March 2017, with a programme of Weber, Butterworth, Richard Strauss and Sibelius.


The Youth Concert Orchestra is part of the Bedfordshire Music Trust's work with young musicians in the county. Their work is supported by the Friends of Bedfordshire Youth Music. Please click on the links below to find out more.

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"I have played with (and sometimes against) many conductors, some of them very well known, but rarely have I enjoyed making music with one as much as I did with Catherine at the helm. I would have no hesitation in recommending her for the post of conductor for your or any other orchestra."

Martin Gill (Professional violinist and teacher)

"I feel that I have been honoured to experience Catherine’s expert knowledge and interest in music and her enthusiasm and passion for working to bring this to fellow musicians and audiences."

Lucinda Wright (Cellist and teacher)

"Catherine has brilliant communication skills that really come to the fore in concerts – audiences love her. She often addresses the audience before a performance, warming them up and creating an atmosphere of expectation that she then goes on to fulfil."

Catherine Gough (Amateur violinist)



Djanogly Community Orchestra

Conducting the Open University Orchestra in October 2017 in a programme of Weber and Dvorak.

Photo: Michael Street