St Bartholomews Orchestra, amateur orchestra in South London St Bartholomews Orchestra, amateur orchestra in South London

Welcome to St Bart's...

... your friendly local orchestra

We are a friendly amateur orchestra and registered charity based in Streatham, South London. We are conducted by prize-winning conductors from the Royal Academy of Music, where many of our soloists come from too.

We enjoy playing from a wide repertoire, and perform 3 or 4 concerts a year, mainly in local concert venues, although past locations include Southwark and St George's Cathedrals, Arundel Castle, Croydon Clocktower and Fairfield Hall. We also take part in concerts with St Bartholomew's Polyphony Choir. We raise money for charity through our concerts, and have raised tens of thousands of pounds during the 40 years we've been established. During the last year we have played for charities in aid of those caught up in the Syrian conflict, the homeless at Christmas, the St John's Church Restoration Fund, and an education programme for the disadvantaged in Pakistan.

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If you are looking for a lively, welcoming orchestra that enjoys making music to a high standard and at the same time helps others, this is the orchestra for you. We have low subscriptions, and full-time students are completely exempt. We also enjoy ideal rehearsal facilities with easy access.

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Amateur orchestra in South London welcomes new members

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If you wish to find out more about our orchestra or are interested in joining, please do get in touch.

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Latest News

We were warmly received again by St John the Evangelist church, Upper Norwood, for our spring concert on 22nd April. Our mostly Mozart programme began with his 31st ("Paris") Symphony, followed by the "Dies Bildnis" tenor Aria from The Magic Flute, performed beautifully by Magnus Walker, from the Royal Academy of Music (RAM).

The second half opened with the only non-Mozart item - the oboe concerto in Eb by Bellini. Our very own Nicholas Mitchell took the solo spot and we congratulate him for a great performance! Two RAM sopranos (Camilla Rose Saba Davies and Louisa Stirland) then joined Magnus for a highly entertaining performance of Mozart's Der Schauspieldirektor. Michael Rakotoarivony, our conductor, showed his own singing talent, turning on the podium to face the audience near the end, in order to play the role of Buff.

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