London Repertoire Orchestra

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.

We have recently invested in some acoustic treatment to improve the sound.

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

Payment for individual sessions can preferably be by Credit Card and can also be by cash…in the coffee money tin please

At break time coffee/tea is 50p and a choc bar is 50p.


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


May 01    Mozart:  Symphony No. 25
0 2  0  2 — 4 0 0  0  — str
Conductor:  Peter Davies

May 08:       Haydn: Cello Concerto No 1
0 2  0 0 — 2  0  0  0 — str
Conductor:  David Cutts

Soloist:  Geraint Ballinger

May 15:  Sibelius Symphony No 4

2  2  2  2 — 4  2  3  0 — tmp+1 — str
Conductor:  Peter Davies

May 22:  Schumann:  Symphony No 1
2  2  2 2 — 4  3  3  1 — tmp+1 — str
Conductor:  Gonzalo Acosta

May 29:  Half Term.

Jun 05  Haydn: Cello Concerto No 1
0 2  0 0 — 2  0  0  0 — str
Conductor:  David Cutts

Soloist:  Steven Isserlis

N.B. Regular string players only please

Jun 12 :         Mendelssohn: Symphony No 5

2  2  2  3[] — 2  2  3  1 — tmp — str
Conductor:  Daniel Collins

Jun 19  Ruth Gipps:  Symphony No 4
3+1,2+Cor,2+Eflat+bass,2+1 4,3,3,1 Tmp perc Str
Conductor:  Tim Henty

Jun 26 : Janacek  Suite for Strings
Strings only
Conductor:  David Cutts

July 03:  Beethoven: Symphony No 4
1  2  2  2 — 2  2  0  0 — tmp — str
Conductor:  Paul Barritt

July 10:  Tchaikovsky: Symphony No 6
3[1.2.3/pic]  2  2  2 — 4  2  3  1 — tmp+2 — str
Conductor:  Claire Lampon


Starts: Sept 11th 2019
Half Term: October 16th  2019
Ends:  Nov 27th  2019

Autumn Concert

November 2nd 2019

St James’s Piccadilly


Mozart:  Overture The Magic Flute

Gipps: Clarinet Concerto (First Performance of new edition)  Soloist:Peter Cigleris

Sibelius:  Symphony No 2.

Conductor:  David Cutts.