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 students 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.

Amateur orchestra in South London welcomes new members

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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

Many thanks to St John the Evangelist Church, Upper Norwood, for another warm welcome and near sell-out audience for our Spring concert! We opened with the lively overture to Mozart's Cosi Fan Tutte, followed by Haydn's Piano Concerto in D major, with an engaging performance from Maya Rosenwasser - who flew down from the Royal Conservatoire of Glasgow at the last minute to stand in for our original soloist, who suffered a wrist injury just days before the concert. An exciting rendition of Beethoven's Symphony no 2 concluded our second concert under Michael Rakotoarivony's baton – we now look forward to working together on our summer programme. The concert was recorded by Surrey University and was in aid of the Save St. John's Fund for underpinning work currently nearing completion.

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Our Next Concert

St Bartholomew's Orchestra plays a varied repetoire

Details of our next concert will be announced shortly.

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