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…

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

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.

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 2018

Jan 09    Mozart:  Symphony No. 40
1  2  2  2 — 2  0 0  0 — tmp — str
Conductor:  Gonzalo Acosta

Jan 16:       Haydn: Symphony No. 99
2  2  2  2 — 2  2  0  0 — tmp — str
Conductor:  Paul Barritt

Jan 23:  Sibelius Symphony No 7

2[1/pic.2/pic]  2  2  2 — 4  3  3  0 — tmp — str
Conductor:  Peter Davies

Jan 30:  Dvorak: the Wood Dove Op 110
2[1/pic.2]  3[1.2.Eh]  3[1.2.bcl]  2 — 4  3  3  1 — tmp+3 — hp — str
Conductor: James Ross

Feb 06   Elgar:  Cello Concerto
2  2  2  2 — 4  2  3  1[opt] — tmp — str
Conductor:  Oliver Till

Soloist: Josh Salter

Feb 13 :         Brahms: Symphony No 4

2[1.2/pic]  2  2  3[1.2.cbn] — 4  2  3  0 — tmp+1 — str

Conductor: Tim Henty

Feb 20:  Half Term.

Feb 27  Beethoven Symphony No 9.  Mvt 1.
2  2  2  2 — 4 2  0  0 — str
Conductor:  David Cutts

March 06 : Beethoven Symphony No 9.  Mvt 2 & 3.
2  2  2  2 — 4 2  0  0 — str
Conductor:  David Cutts

March 13:  Beethoven: Symphony No 9 Mvt 4
3[1.2.pic]  2  2  3[1.2.cbn] — 4  2  3  0 — tmp+3 — str
Conductor:  David Cutts

Soloists:

Jo Weeks, Jennifer Westwood, Richard Monk, Peter Willcock

Choir:  We are recruiting members for the choir.   We need experienced choral singers please.  Write to choir@cutts.me with details.

March  16: Concert, St James’s Sussex Gardens

Rehearsal on Saturday 16th March

15.00 – 18.00

Symphony No 9.  In order.

St James’s Sussex Gardens is near Paddington.  Nearest tube is Lancaster Gate (Central Line)

Parking for cars carrying large instruments only

Concert 19.30 Dress: All black, but not DJs etc.

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/lro-beethoven-9th-symphony-tickets-53223506942

March 20  Mozart Opera Night
2  2  2  2 — 2  2  0  0 — tmp — str
Conductor:  Gonzalo Acosta

March 27  Bizet  Symphony No 1 in C

2  2  2  2 — 4  2  0  0 — tmp — str

Conductor: Claire Lampon

SUMMER TERM DATES

Starts: April 24th 2019
Half Term: May 29th  2019
Ends:  July 03  2019

Autumn Concert

November 2nd 2019

St James’s Piccadilly

includes

Mozart:  Overture The Magic Flute

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

Sibelius:  Symphony No 2.

Conductor:  David Cutts.