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About London City Orchestra

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Run by a small committee, LCO is an ambitious orchestra formed to nurture aspiring musicians and help promote amateur music making.

The London City Orchestra is now in its second year, and was formed in January 2013. It has performed successful concerts throughout 2013 and 2014, and aims to grow the permanent membership to the size of a full symphony orchestra. The orchestra is run by a small committee and the orchestra’s philosophy is to nurture aspiring musicians and help promote amateur music making in general throughout London, the Southeast and UK. In its first term, the orchestra was conducted by Peter Thomas, the ex-leader of the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, and is now conducted by Pablo Urbina, our permanent conductor and musical director. LCO is made up of a range of professionals, amateur players and music students, and was founded in January 2013 by Ben Woodbine-Craft, Jessica Fontaine and Tom Fotheringham. We perform 3 concerts per year in venues across London and our inaugural concert was held at the National Musicians’ Church on Saturday 20 April 2013. LCO is a great way to meet like-minded musicians who love playing music to a high standard. We are also a sociable orchestra, and hold a couple of social events each term which are usually well attended. We can also be found on Monday evenings after rehearsals in our local pub! We are always on the look-out for Grade 8+ (or equivalent standard) musicians, particularly for our string sections. If you would like to apply for membership, please visit our website!

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