London Medical Orchestra exists since 1954
The London Medical Orchestra was formed in 1954, consisting mainly of refugee doctors and dentists from central Europe, conducted by Dr Hans Ucko and led by Dr J Bachner. It combined with the Three Hospitals Orchestra in 1964. Although many of the present members of the Orchestra are not members of the medical or ancillary professions, the Orchestra continues to have as its main purpose the supporting of medical charities through fund-raising concerts. 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.
We are a long-established amateur orchestra in London that combines the enjoyment of making music with raising money for medically related charities. We’re a friendly group and we rehearse in a convenient venue in Islington, North London. We have the privilege of professional leads in all the strings sections which we think makes us a uniquely enjoyable group to play in!
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.