Origins and Aims

amicus is a high quality chamber orchestra, founded in 2008 by former members of Camerata Scotland, and based in Central Scotland.

amicus aims to bridge the gap between amateur and professional orchestras, by providing a top quality ensemble for experienced amateurs, music students and professionals.

Concert Venues

The inaugural concert took place in October 2008 in Edinburgh’s Greyfriars Kirk. Most of our subsequent performances have taken place in the magnificent surroundings of St Andrew’s in the Square, in Glasgow’s Merchant City or St Mary’s Cathedral in Great Western Road.


amicus is run by a committee of orchestra members.

We currently meet and perform 3 times a year. This provides the opportunity to rehearse and perform challenging and varied repertoire with renowned conductors and soloists.

If you are interested in playing with us, see Play With Us.

Financial Support

We would welcome any offers of financial support, since the orchestra is currently self-funded.


amicus is organised by the following committee members:

Lindsay Pell – Chair, Strings manager
Jonathan Smithers – Treasurer, Secretary,
Ali Hutcheson – Publicity, social media, website editor
Hans Martin Senn – Librarian, programme
Lynne Bulmer – General member
Thomas Lowe – Wind, brass & percussion manager
Chris Upson – General Member