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London Repertoire Orchestra

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

WHAT WE DO

At LRO we play through a different work each week and enjoy making excellent progress during that session. We occasionally perform and there is growing demand for us to play for 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, so there is always a large range of works played each term.

SPRING TERM 2016

Jan 13 –  Beethoven: Symphony No 6
2+1,222 2220 Timp Str
Conductor – Alexander Walker

Jan 20 –  Dvorak: Symphony No 5
222+bass,2 4230 Timp Triangle Str
Conductor – Mike Fage

Jan 27 – WINDS
Beethoven, Mozart, Krommer et al: Wind Octets
0222 2000
Conductor – Mike Fage
VENUE: St Joseph’s Church (i.e. underneath the regular venue)

Jan 27 – STRINGS
Albinoni: Adagio for Organ and Strings
Poulenc: Concerto for Organ, Timpani and Strings
Organ Timp Str
Conductor – David Cutts
VENUE: St Joseph’s Church hall (as per usual)

Feb 3 –  Shostakovich: Chamber Symphony
Elgar: Serenade for Strings
Str
Conductor – David Cutts

Feb 6 –  Strings Concert – The Hall at Challow Park, Wantage
Rehearsal at concert venue 13:30 to 18:00

Feb 10 –  Tchaikovsky: Symphony No 5
2+1,222 4231 Timp Str
Conductor – Luke di Somma

Feb 17 HALF TERM HOLIDAY

Feb 24 –  Liszt: Symphonic Poem No 1
2+1,222+1 4331 Timp Perc Harp Str
Conductor – James Ross

Mar 2 –  Prokofiev: Symphony No 7
2+1,2+1,2+1,2 4331 Timp Perc Harp Piano Str
Conductor – Mike Fage

Mar 9 –  Brahms: Violin Concerto
2222 4200 Timp Str
Conductor – David Cutts
Violin – Chihiro Ono

Mar 16 –  Brahms: Symphony No 3
2222+1 4230 Timp Str
Conductor – Francis Griffin

EASTER HOLIDAY

SUMMER TERM 2016

Apr 13 –  Beethoven: Symphony No 2 and Egmont Overture
2222 2200 Timp Str
Conductor – David Cutts

Apr 20 –  Brahms: Violin Concerto
2222 4200 Timp Str
AND Beethoven: Symphony No 2 and Egmont Overture
2222 2200 Timp Str
Conductor – David Cutts
Violin – Chihiro Ono

Apr 23 –  Concert for The Bridge School
Christchurch Highbury
Rehearsal details TBC

Beethoven: Overture Egmont
Beethoven: Symphony No 2
Brahms: Violin concerto

LRO CONCERTS

Feb 6, 2016  The Hall at Challow Park, Wantage
Elgar: Serenade for Strings
Shostakovich: Chamber Symphony
Albinoni: Adagio for Organ and Strings
Poulenc: Concerto for Organ, Timps and Strings
Conductor – David Cutts
Organ – Graham Blyth
Timpani – Liz Barker

April 23, 2016 Christ Church, Highbury
Concert for The Bridge School

Beethoven: Overture Egmont
Beethoven: Symphony No 2
Brahms: Violin concerto

Soloist – Chihiro Ono
Conductor – David Cutts

WHEN WE MEET

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

WHERE WE MEET

St Joseph’s Church Hall
15 Lamb’s Passage
EC1Y 8LE

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

HOW IT WORKS

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.

String players can come along when they are able; ideal if you would like to play in an orchestra but cannot commit to a weekly session.

WHAT IT COSTS

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.

Please pay to Lloyds TSB

Account Name: London Repertoire Orchestra

Sort Code: 30 92 32

Account Number: 00685510

INTERESTED IN JOINING US?

Please contact us…

WHO WE ARE

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
Treasurer:  Christopher Marshall
Webmaster:  Liz Cutts