Past concerts

‘Ranks of Angels’
A Service of Thanksgiving for The London Taxidrivers’ Fund
for Underprivileged Children
85 Years Helping Children With Special Needs
St Paul’s Cathedral, 10th October 2013


A Concert in aid of The Charlie Waller Memorial Trust
13th November 2012 | St John’s Smith Square

Mendelssohn – Ruy Blas Overture
Beethoven – Piano Concerto No.5 ‘Emperor’
Sibelius – Symphony No.5

Colin Touchin conductor
Paul Wee soloist


The London Charity Orchestra and Polymnia
present the concert Masterpieces
Saturday 8 September 7.45pm, with a pre-concert talk by Adrian Boynton 7pm
at Milton Keynes City Church

Strauss – Serenade for 13 Wind Instruments in E flat
Vivaldi – The Four Seasons
Eric Whitacre – Sleep
J. S. Bach – Magnificat in D

Tickets: £15 (conc £12) child £2


A Concert in aid of The Mark Evison Foundation

and the Polymnia Chamber Choir

Saturday, 26th May 2012 at  St. Giles’ Cripplegate

Barber Adagio for Strings
Bach* Magnificat
Strauss Serenade in Eb for wind
Vivaldi Four Seasons
Whitacre* Sleep

Simon Wallfisch, John Byron* conductors
Thomas Gould soloist
Nicholas Scott tenor

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A Concert In Support of
The London Taxi Drivers Fund for Underprivileged Children
Tuesday 13th December 2011, 7.30pm @ St John’s Smith Square

London Charity Orchestra
William Carslake conductor  |  Simon Kodurand violin

The New London Children’s Choir
Ronald Corp conductor  |  Alexander Wells piano

Berlioz Roman Carnival
Fulkerson The Lantern in the Crypt
Tchaikovsky Capriccio Italien
Vivaldi Laudamus te Gloria
Somervell The Grasmere Carol
Trad. (arr. Ronald Corp) The Angel Gabriel;
Tomorrow Shall Be My Dancing Day
Borodin Polotsvian Dances
Monti Czardas
Coates The London Suite; Dam busters March
Sousa Liberty Bell
Bernstein The Magnificent Seven
Holst A Dream of Christmas
Trad. (arr. John Rutter) The Twelve Days of Christmas
Trad. (arr. Arther Warrel) We Wish You a Merry Christmas


Westminster Abbey Thanksgiving Service, 30th March 2011


“With everyone else involved in the arrangements for the Thanksgiving Service held at Westminster Abbey on 30th March to mark the 40th anniversary of the coming into effect of the Chronically Sick and Disabled Persons Act 1970, I am most deeply grateful to Claire Michelet, William Carslake and the London Charity Orchestra as a whole for their participation in this historic event. They were superb on the day and most generous in their support. They have my heartfelt thanks.”

Rt. Hon Lord Morris of Manchester, AO QSO

“The London Charity Orchestra was the perfect choice for our Thanksgiving Service at Westminster Abbey. From my initial enquiry through to the performance on the day, I found the Orchestra as a whole friendly, efficient and exceptionally talented. They were asked to learn a new piece for the Service and were clearly well rehearsed on the day. I would like to take this opportunity to thank the Chair Claire Michelet, the conductor William Carslake, and all those involved with the Orchestra, for their kind support, professionalism and for an outstanding performance. I will certainly contact the LCO for any future events and would encourage others to assist this special charity to keep ‘music making a difference’.”

Amy Hornbrook, Fentons Solicitors

photos by kind permission of Brian Russell © 2011, BRD Associates, /


The London Taxi Drivers Fund for Underprivileged Children
with the FCMG London Children’s Choir
Wednesday 15th December 2010 @ St John’s Smith Square

Tchaikovsky – Sleeping Beauty and The Nutcracker (extracts)
Shostakovich – Romance from the Gadfly
Britten – Ceremony of Carols
Chaminade – Concertino for Flute (guest soloist Emma Halnan)
with settings by Holst, Rachmaninov, Tippett, Chilcott and some seasonal fun for all the family.


A Concert in aid of The Charlie Waller Memorial Trust
Tuesday 16th November 2010@ St John’s Smith Square

Shostakovich – The Gadfly
Mozart – Violin Concerto in G (soloist Simon Kodurand)
Tchaikovsky – Symphony No. 5

William Carslake : conductor
Simon Kodurand : leader


The London Charity Orchestra Summer Concert in aid of the Church Restoration Fund
Thursday,  8th July at St James’s Piccadilly (programme)

Bach Double Concerto for Oboe, Violin and Strings
Dag Wiren – Serenade for Strings
Beethoven – Symphony No. 1
Mozart – Serenade for Wind in C Minor

Colin Touchin : conductor
Simon Kodurand : leader


The Jen Solt Memorial Concert
Saturday 27th March 2010 at 7.30pm @ at St James’s Piccadilly (programme)

Horn Ensemble
Philip Glass – Violin Concerto
Berlioz – Harold in Italy

Conductor: Colin Touchin
Leader: Simon Kodurand
Soloists: Thomas Gould (Philip Glass)
Zami Jalil (Berlioz)

All donations made at the concert given to the Willen Hospice


Sunday 29th March 2009, 7:30pm @ St. Gabriel’s, Pimlico
In aid of Help For Heroes (programme)

Mozart, Don Giovanni Overture
Schumann, Piano Concerto in A minor, Op.54 (soloist Chris Hopkins)
Mozart, Symphony No. 40 in G minor

Conductor: William Carslake


Thursday 20th November 2008, 7:30pm @ St John’s Smith Square
Autumn Concert in aid of the Charlie Waller Memorial Trust

Beethoven, Prometheus Overture
Glazunov, Violin Concerto (soloist Thomas Gould)
Dvorak, Symphony no. 8

Conductor: William Carslake


Wednesday 25th June 2008, 7:30pm
at The Regent Hall Salvation Army

Carl Nielsen: Helios Overture
Jean Sibelius: Violin Concerto in D minor, Op. 47
Jean Sibelius: Symphony No. 2 in D major, Op. 43

Conductor: Colin Touchin
Soloist: Liv Fletcher


Wednesday 12th March 2008, 8pm
at The Regent Hall Salvation Army

Ludwig van Beethoven: Prometheus Overture, Op. 43
Richard Strauss: Concerto No. 1 for Horn in E flat major, Op. 11
Dmitri Shostakovich: Symphony No. 1 in F minor, Op. 10

Conductor: William Carslake
Soloist: Timothy French (Horn)


Thursday 22th November 2007, 7:30pm @ St. Luke’s Chelsea
West London Action for Children

Samuel Barber: Knoxville, Summer of 1915
Samuel Barber: Violin Concerto, Op. 14
Mendelssohn: The Symphony No. 4 in A major, Op. 90

Conductor: William Carslake
Soloists: Samantha Binnie (soprano), Jamie Campbell (violin)


Tuesday 19th June 2007, 7:30pm @ St Johns Smith Square
Summer Concert in aid of Water Aid

Smetana: Vltava (Má Vlast)
Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto in D Major, Op.35
Brahms: Symphony no.1 in C minor, Op. 68

Conductor: Colin Touchin
Soloist: Zoe Beyers


Saturday 3rd March 2007, 7:30pm @ LSO St Lukes
Rosemary Greenwood Memorial Concert in aid of the National Association for Crohn’s and Colitis

Copland: Fanfare for the Common Man
Berlioz: Symphonie Fantastique, Op. 14
Beethoven: Triple Concerto, Op. 56

Conductor: William Carslake
Soloists: Alexander Sitkovetsky (violin), Richard Harwood (cello), Julia Fedoseeva (piano)


Wednesday 22rd November 2006, 7:30pm @ St John’s Smith Square
Autumn Concert in aid of the Charlie Waller Memorial Trust

Beethoven: Symphony No.7
Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto
Arvo Part: Cantus in Memoriam Benjamin Britten

Conductor: William Carslake
Soloist: Thomas Gould


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