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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. 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.

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 2016

Sept 28 –  Beethoven: Symphony No 3
2222 3200 Timp Str
Conductor – Peter Davies

Oct 5 –  Weber:  Overture Oberon
2222 4230 Timp Str
AND Dvorak:  Czech Suite
22(+cor)22 2000 Timp Str
Conductor – Gonzalo Acosta

Apr 12–  Mendelssohn: Symphony No 3
2222 4200 Timp Str
Conductor – Mike Fage

Oct 19 –  Tchaikovsky:  Symphony No 6
3222 4321 T 2P Str
Conductor – David Cutts

Oct 26    HALF TERM

Nov 2  –  Sibelius:  Symphony No 5
2222 4330 T Str
Conductor – David Cutts

Nov 9 –  Schumann: Symphony No 2
2222 2230 Timp Str
Conductor – Mike Fage

Nov 16 –  Schubert:  Symphony No 6
2222 2200 Timp Str
Conductor – James Ross

Nov 23 Mozart:  Symphony No 39
1022 2200 T Str
Conductor – James Ross

Nov:  30   Strauss: Till Eulenspiegel
3+13+12+1+Eb3+1 8630 Timp Perc Str
Conductor – Mike Fage

Dec 6 – Dvorak:  Symphony No 7.
2222 4230 Timp Str
Conductor – David Cutts

LRO CONCERTS

Saturday March 11 2017  St James Piccadilly   (to be confirmed)
Concert for The Bridge School

Beethoven: Overture Leonora No 3
Grieg: Piano Concerto
Brahms: Symphony No 4

Soloist – To be confirmed.
Conductor – David Cutts