London Repertoire Orchestra

If you love playing in orchestra but get a little bored in repetitive rehearsals then the LRO might be what you are looking for…


At LRO we rehearse a different work each week,  normally finishing with a complete run-through.  We aim for excellent progress during that session. Occasionally we perform a selection of works from the repertoire – usually in charity concerts.  When playing for concerts we dedicate one full LRO session to rehearsing each piece and have a full rehearsal on the day of the concert, including guest players.  Our sight-reading skills are always exercised and conductors are encouraged to run efficient rehearsals to enable short rehearsal periods.


LRO meets on Wednesday evenings, 19:00 – 21:30, during term times, with a break for half term.


St Joseph’s Church Hall
15 Lamb’s Passage

The Church and hall building was originally a Victorian School, it is situated in the right angle bend in Lamb’s Passage. See map… 

Underground Stations: Old Street, Moorgate, Barbican


We do not have a permanent conductor and are therefore able to have a selection of regular conductors and to invite guests from a pool of freelance professionals who would not be able to commit to a weekly rehearsal.

Wind players audition for positions and are required to attend all sessions or to provide a deputy.

We have a professional leader,  Tina Bowles.  String players are encouraged to come along as often as possible when they are able.  This is ideal if you would like to play in an orchestra but cannot commit to a weekly session.

We currently have vacancies for trumpets and timps and strings


Full Term £65 (£35 concession)
Per session: £7.00 (£4.00 concession)
Concession rates apply to students, unwaged and pensioners.
Student String Players: Free of Charge.

LRO is a Charity and is registered for Gift Aid

Please pay to Lloyds TSB

Account Name: London Repertoire Orchestra

Sort Code: 30 92 32

Account Number: 00685510


Please contact us…


Many of our players studied their instruments at RCM or RAM in their youth and now enjoy music as teachers or amateur players.

Chairman:    David Cutts
Leader:        Tina Bowles
Librarian:     George Marshall
Membership Secretary: Liz Cutts
Webmaster:  Liz Cutts


Jan 11 –  Schubert: Symphony No 4
2222 4200 Timp Str
Conductor – Gonzalo Acosta

Jan 18 –  Dvorak:  Serenade for Strings
Strings only
Rehearsal In Hall
Conductor – David Cutts
AND Dvorak:  Legends for Winds
2d1,2d1,2,2d1 2000
Rehearsal In Church
Conductor – Mike Fage

Jan 25 – Tchaikovsky: Symphony No 4
2+1,222 4231 Timp Str
Conductor – Gonzalo Acosta

Feb 1 –  Beethoven:  Fidelio and Liadov: 8 Russian Folk Songs
2+1,2+1,22 4200 Timp Str
Conductor – Mike Fage

Feb 8  –  Haydn:  Symphony No 96
2202 2200 T Str
Conductor – James Ross

Feb 15    HALF TERM

Feb 22  –  Beethoven:  Leonore No 3
2222 4230 T 2P Str
Conductor – David Cutts

Mar 1 –  Grieg: Piano Concerto
2222 4230 Timp Str
Conductor – David Cutts

Mar 8 –  Brahms:  Symphony No 4
2d1,222+1 4230 Timp P Str
Conductor – David Cutts

Mar 15 Vaughan Williams: Symphony No. 5
2d1,1,cor,2,2,2,2,3,0T Str
Conductor – James Ross

Mar 22 –  Beethoven: Symphony No 1
2222 2300 Timp Str
Conductor – Peter Davies

Mar 29 –  Tchaikovsky: Symphony No 5    NEW DATE
3222 4231 T Str
Conductor – Jonathan Hargreaves


March 11, 2017 St James’s Piccadilly (See map…)

Concert for The Bridge School

Beethoven: Leonore Overture No. 3
Grieg: Piano Concerto
Brahms: Symphony No 4

Soloist – Mariko Brown
Conductor – David Cutts