Cork Orchestral Society

Founded in 1937, Cork Orchestral Society presents top-quality classical music of all kinds to the city of Cork, from spellbinding chamber music to spectacular orchestras. Each year the society receives subscriptions from some 400 members, whose support helps the society meet basic costs. In return, members receive a generous discount on ticket prices.

Our concerts are open to everyone whether a member or not, and thanks to the support of the Arts Council and Cork City Council our ticket prices are kept low – in fact the society often presents world class artists at half what it might cost to see them in major international cities.

What our members say about us:

“A worthwhile society, promoting ‘good’ music in the local area.”
“A wide repertoire presented, with high-quality performers at the concerts.”
“There was nothing that I did not enjoy.”
“COS offers a good choice for different tastes.”
“I have never come away from a COS concert without feeling that it has been an occasion. ”
“Many concerts were worth the standing ovation.”
“Too many concerts attended over 30+ years to highlight one favourite.”