| Meet the Orchestra
1967 John Lubbock founds Camden Chamber Orchestra and conducts its first concert in St Mary's Church, Primrose Hill on 30 March
1969 First Purcell Room concert
1969 First commissioned piece: Paul Patterson's The Nails of Death
1970 First recording - an LP of Sammartini Symphonies
1971 Van Walsum Artists' Management takes on the management of the Orchestra
1973 Camden Chamber Orchestra is invited to become Orchestra of St John's, Smith Square
1974 First foreign tour - to the USA
1976 First BBC Proms Concert
1982 The Orchestra appoints its own full-time management
1983 Yehudi Menuhin becomes President
1992 Appointment of first Education Manager
1994 John Woolrich, first Associate Composer appointed
1994 The Orchestra's Choir, OSJ Voices is founded by Chorus Master, Jeremy Jackman
1997 Stephen Montague appointed as Associate Composer
1998 Orchestra moves its offices to Eltham College, South East London in a unique partnership that unites the worlds of arts and education
Launch of Music in the Abbey , a new September festival in Dorchester-on-Thames
1999 John Woolrich becomes Associate Composer for a second time
2000 Orchestra of St John's, Smith Square becomes Orchestra of St John's
2001 Drumathon with Radiohead's Phil Selway -uniting the worlds of rock and classical music
Music for Autism - first concerts for children with autism and their families
2002 Orchestra of St John's becomes OSJ and Harvey de Souza appointed Leader
2003 First Christmas concert as part of Music in the Abbey
2004 Benjamin Wallfisch appointed as new Associate Composer
OSJ loses Arts Council funding, but asked to launch new Arts Council Orchestras Live initiative.
2005 L aunched series of one-hour rush-hour concerts Cadogan@7 at Cadogan Hall.
2006 OSJ performs a record 40 concerts in 2006, including a BBC Prom featuring a new commission by Benjamin Wallfisch.
2007 The Orchestra provides the orchestra for two productions at Grange Park Opera.