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…

WHAT WE DO

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.

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

JOIN 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
Webmaster:  Liz Cutts

SCHEDULE for AUTUMN TERM 2017

Sept 27   Haydn:  Symphony No 98
1202 2200 T Str
Conductor: James Ross

Oct 4 –  Beethoven: Overture Coriolan
2222 2200 T Str
Symphony No 3.
2222 3200 T Str
Conductor:  David Cutts

Oct 11 –  Beethoven:  Violin Concerto
1222 2200 T Str
Conductor:  David Cutts
Soloist:  Chihiro Ono

Oct 18 –  Beethoven: Symphony No 3
2222 3200 T Str
Conductor:  David Cutts

October  25 –  Half Term

Nov 1  Schubert:  Symphony No 7 in E, D.729 – realisation by Brian Newbould
2222 4230 T Str       NOTE ORCHESTRATION
Conductor:  Peter Davies

Nov 8 –  Martinu Symphony No 6
3+1,3,3,3   4331  T Perc  Str
Conductor:  Ian Brown

Nov 15 –  Berwald:  Symphony No 3
2222 4230 T Str
Conductor:  Mark Galtrey

Nov 22 –  Brahms: Serenade No 2
2222 2000 0   Vla Vcl  Bass N.B. No Violins. Please bring Violas.
Conductor:  Gonzalo Acosta

Nov 29 Arriaga:  Symphony in D
2222 2200 T Str
Conductor:  Mike Fage

Dec 6 –  Dvorak;  Symphony N0 9 (New World)
2(1)2(1)22 4231 T Perc Str
Conductor:  David Cutts

Next LRO CONCERTS

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St James’s Piccadilly (Click here for map…)

Saturday 21st October 2017   19.30
Beethoven:  Overture Coriolan
Beethoven:  Violin Concerto
Beethoven:  Symphony No 3.

Conductor:  David Cutts
Soloist:  Chihiro Ono

Saturday 28th April 2018  19.30
Beethoven: Symphony No 6 ‘Pastoral’.
Beethoven: Piano Concerto No 5 ‘Emperor’

Conductor: David Cutts
Soloist : Julian Jacobson