the London Recorder Orchestra



The London Recorder Orchestra usually has 30-40 members but always welcomes new players. Prospective members should have a good standard of playing and sight-reading and be prepared to play any of the usual sizes of recorder (descant, treble, tenor or bass) as required. Players of larger instruments (great bass and contrabass recorders) are particularly welcome.
For more information about playing standards required etc, please contact Joanna Brown

The orchestra normally rehearses from 10.30am - 1pm on the second Saturday of each month. Rehearsals are held at Macaulay School, Victoria Rise, Clapham, London SW4 and members are asked to pay a modest annual subscription of 40 (17.50 students) to cover the hire of the hall.

Here is a full list of rehearsal dates for the 2015/16 season;

SEPTEMBER 12th 2015
OCTOBER 10th 2015
NOVEMBER 14th 2015
DECEMBER 12th 2015
JANUARY 9th 2016
FEBRUARY 13th 2016
MARCH 12th 2016
APRIL 9th 2016
MAY 14th 2016
JUNE 11th 2016


We usually give a concert at the end of each season - the next will be on Saturday, 25th June 2016. The music we play covers a wide range of styles and includes both 'in house' arrangements and original compositions. Sometimes we invite other groups to perform in the concert - either on their own or with the orchestra. If you are interested in seeing us in action, you will be very welcome at our next concert!

Our last concert, was at 7.00pm on Saturday 27th June 2015 at St Matthew's Church, 29 St Petersburgh Place, London W2 4LA. The programme included:

Light Cavalry Overture - F von Suppe
Sinfonia - L Boccherini
Renaissance Dances - arr D Bloodworth
Petite Suite - C Debussy
Florentiner March - J Fucik
Midsummer Meadow Suite - L Hilling
Symphonic Dances - D Schnabel


Tickets 9.00 (conc. 6.00) available at the door.



If you would like further information about the orchestra, please contact Joanna Brown


The London Recorder Orchestra is affiliated to the Society of Recorder Players, a Registered Charity No. 282751, Scottish Registered Charity No. SC038422

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