London Gay Symphony Orchestra

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The LGSO is the oldest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender orchestra in the UK. We welcome anyone whatever their sexuality. The Orchestra prides itself on being run by its members and one of our main aims is to develop the talents of all of our members.

The LGSO was founded in 1996 by a small group of friends, grew rapidly in size, and two decades later now performs five full concerts per year, plus a variety of regular and ad-hoc extras. Concerts are regularly held at St Giles Without Cripplegate, in the Barbican, as well as occasional outings to major London venues such as St John’s Smith Square, Cadogan Hall or the Southbank Centre for special occasions.

The Orchestra’s objectives include:

  • providing a safe and supportive space for musicians of all sexualities
  • playing to a high standard but still offering space for players of all abilities
  • being adventurous and ambitious in our programming
  • sharing our passion for orchestral music with audiences new and old
  • making a contribution to LGBT life in London and beyond.

Services provided for

  1. All LGBT+ Communities
  2. Black, Asian and Minoritised Ethnicities
  3. Men
  4. People over 50
  5. Women
  6. Young People

Key areas of work

  1. Education
  2. Events
  3. Mental Health
  4. Training
  5. Volunteering

Contact Details

Opening Hours

Meeting Times

Sunday evenings

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