london people's orchestra

London People's Orchestra is our full-scale, symphony orchestra launched in May 2011 and aimed at learner and developing players of all ages and experience.

Membership of London People's Orchestra is open to all. There are no auditions and no minimum required standard. Rather, we work with professional instrumental coaches to develop players from where they are currently at.

Our Conductor is Chris Bearman BMus (Hons) from Guildhall School of Music. Chris is supported by our team of professional strings, woodwind and brass coaches.

London People's Orchestra rehearsals are on Thursday evenings between 8.00pm and 10.00pm at Oakwood Baptist Church, Merrivale, Southgate, London N14 4TE.

Everything is provided, all you need is your instrument and a music stand. Modest subs apply to cover professional coaching, refreshments, materials, equipment and general overheads.

Rehearsals are scheduled in blocks of approx ten sessions per calendar Quarter, usually featuring a performance event. Our next concert is on the evening of Thursday 9 May 2013, 8.00pm at St Luke's Church, Browning Road, Enfield EN2.

This is our current line-up. If your instrument already appears to be covered, don't despair, contact us anyway as some of our players can only make occasional rehearsals and concerts.

Chris Bearman BMus (Hons)

Composers in Residence:
Rachael Forsyth BA (Hons)
Naadim Khan-Shamji

Julie Wood (Leader)
*Miku Pancoast
Kate Hawkins
Claudio Peru
Ian Purves
Rosie Hart
Paul Newman

Alexandra Skevington
Eric Savage
Mary Morgan

Colette Shrubsole
Andrew Malleson
*Lucy Elston
*Laura Seddon

Double Bass:
Mohsin Meghji

Liz Ainger
Joanna Lounds
Linda Cloke
Ketiwe Maduma

Lisa Hamblin
Ruth Chapman

Emma Harris

Juliette Douglas
Joy Savage
Martyn Stogden

Mark Jobling
Tom Boorman
Adrian Bullock
Jonny Webb

Terry Roper

Nav Swatch

*Denotes orchestral staff