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Our mission

The Richmond Light Orchestra aims to fill the gap in amateur orchestral music, bringing accessible music to a corner of London. Our members can expect to have fun performing music they've always wanted to play, and audience members get to enjoy tunes they are familiar with.

Think Lloyd Webber over Lizst. Bernstein over Berlioz. John Williams over Vaughan Williams. You get the jist.

We have a particular soft spot for musical theatre, with music from Evita, The Lion King and West Side Story already under our belts, and lots more in the pipeline, along with great film themes and 'jukebox shows' such as ABBA etc.


We also dip our musical toes into the lighter side of the classical music catalogue, having performed the Can-Can (otherwise known as the Gallop from Offenbach's Orpheus in the Underworld, and the overture from Gilbert & Sullivan's operetta, the Pirates of Penzance. Essentially, if a piece of popular music has been featured in a TV show, advert or film the chances are we're likely to play it at some stage!

See our Previous Concerts page for more info on past concerts.

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