Welcome to the London Medical Orchestra!

Orchestra performing in church hall
LMO performing at St Mellitus Church

LMO regrets to announce that, due to the Coronavirus outbreak, in the interests of the health and wellbeing of our members, friends and the community, we have postponed our March 29 concert.  We intend to perform this wonderful repertoire later in the year. We will advise a  new date when the public health outlook becomes clearer and we are able to rearrange the event.

Our concert software does not enable us to flag a postponement which is why it shows “cancelled”.  

Mission Statement: The London Medical Orchestra aims to  entertain the public in the art of music, by the presentation of concerts and other activities.

It  was formed in 1954, consisting mainly of refugee doctors and dentists from central Europe, with Dr Hans Ucko as conductor and Dr J Bachner as leader. In 1964 the LMO combined with the Three Hospitals Orchestra.

Although many of the present members of the Orchestra are not members of the medical or ancillary professions, the Orchestra continues to have as one of its main purposes supporting medical charities through our fund-raising concerts three times a year.

We rehearse in a convenient venue in Canonbury, North London and to help the orchestra attain a high standard of performance and thoroughly enjoy the experience of playing together, we have professional leads for each of the strings sections. We’re grateful to all our professionals for their enthusiasm and expertise!  Read their biographies using the links in the ‘Our Professionals’ menu.

Among former conductors are Norman Del Mar, Colin Davis and Bernard Keefe. Mr Dickson Wright was president for many years. Sir Adrian Boult and Jacqueline du Pré are among our past Vice Presidents.

Conductor Oliver Till acknowledges the orchestra
Conductor Oliver Till acknowledges the orchestra

We currently have room for more strings and some brass.  If you are an amateur musician and you are looking for an enthusiastic, friendly amateur orchestra in London playing great classical music, we’d love to hear from you. Please contact us.

If you are involved with a charity and would be interested in partnering with LMO to raise funds, please contact us with your ideas.  LMO is a registered charity (No. 272002).

Thanks to Geoff Rousell for listing us at www.amateurorchestras.org.uk
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