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London Recorder Orchestra


The London Recorder Orchestra currently has around 30 members but always welcomes new players of an appropriate standard. 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 £50 (£25.00 students) to cover the hire of the hall.

The 2022/23 season will begin on Saturday 10th September so this is probably the best time of year to join the orchestra.  Please contact Joanna Brown 

The dates for 2022/23 are as follows;

10 September 2022
8 October 2022
12 November 2022
10 December 2022
14 January 2023
11 February 2023
11 March 2023
1 April 2023 (NOTE TBC)
13 May 2023
10 June 2023

24 June 2023 (Concert)

We usually give a concert at the end of each season (June/July). 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! You can also visit our Facebook Page.

Our next concert will be 6.30pm on Saturday 24th June 2023 at St James Garlickhythe, Garlick Hill, London EC4V 2AF.

The programme will include works by Scarlatti, Haydn, David Moses, Lyndon Hilling – and others!

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

To mark the start of 2021 some of our members put together a video of Howl-Around by Paul Richards – a piece that we had last rehearsed 12 months ago.  This was followed by the companion pieces Night Waves and Wild Rumpus.

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

For those of you who missed our last concert, you can hear a couple of items on our  Facebook Page.

  1. kingouf permalink

    There is a misprint on the page – your next concert is in 2018, not 2017! Best wishes!

  2. Barbara permalink

    Hi The flyer on this page is for 2017 not 2018 Regards B

  3. Trevor lynch permalink

    Dear Sir/Madam I have been given a Garkleim recorder.Could you please tell me where I can get a fingering chart for this so petite little instrument. Thank you Kind regards Trevor.

    • Trevor Lynch permalink

      Dear Sir Madam I have just inherited a Garkleim recorder could you please give me some information on the fingering charts and tips on how to play this beautiful little musical instrument. Kind regards Trevor Lynch

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