The Orchestra

… playing classical music for charity

The LCO wants to make a difference.

The LCO is a mix of music students, experienced amateurs and professional musicians.

More than 500 LCO players have performed in a number of major charity concerts.

The success of the LCO is down to a strong sense of community and enthusiasm to make a contribution to charitable causes through the love and promotion of classical music.

The orchestra was founded by the late David Todhunter following the success of a fund-raising concert in support of Whizz Kidz in February 1999 which he was invited to conduct.

Ever since its launch, the LCO has continued to grow in size and improve in quality. Over the past few years the LCO has performed at Holy Trinity and St. John’s, Smith Square and other, similar venues in aid of organisations such as the British Heart Foundation, the Alzheimer’s Society, the National Autistic Society and Sargent Cancer Care for Children.

Who We Are

Principal Conductor: William Carslake

Associate Conductor: Colin Touchin

Leader: Simon Kodurand

The Committee

We invite musicians of grade 8 standard and above to play with the LCO. As far as possible we seek to give as many musicians of the required standard the opportunity to play.

The orchestra is fixed on a concert-to-concert basis. We do not audition potential players and do not ask for any subscription payment. However we ask players to operate under the informal terms laid out in our Players Charter.

If you are interested in playing, please contact us or look us up on Facebook!