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From our performance on 'A Night For The Emergency Services' on ITV, December 2017. View it here.

Welcome to the website of the Blue Light Symphony Orchestra, the UK's only orchestra for all Emergency Services personnel. Our players are drawn from a wealth of talent hidden inside the UK's Police Forces, Fire Brigades and Ambulance Services, as well as the military and other emergency services such as Mountain Rescue, Cave Rescue and the RNLI. We are also a registered charity whose aims are to promote and support music-making in the emergency services to aid mental wellbeing and to promote the use of music therapy to treat serious mental health problems such as PTSD, chronic stress and anxiety. 

If you wish to support us financially, please visit our Gofundme page by clicking here and you can also support us by shopping at smile.amazon.co.uk. Use the link at the bottom of this page. 

 

 

OUR NEXT EVENT IS:

ORCHESTRAL WORKSHOP

BEETHOVEN

SYMPHONY NUMBER 7

SUNDAY 9th February 2020 1000-1700

IN WESTMINSTER, NEAR VICTORIA STATION

TO TAKE PART CLICK HERE

Beethoven 7 workshop poster

 

 About the Orchestra

We are delighted to announce that we are now a registered charity in England and Wales, number 1184720. The charity will continue to develop the Orchestra to provide opportunities for musicians from across the emergency services to come together and play music but also expand our work in the following two areas:

  1. Encourage more local music-making in the emergency services by providing startup grants and advice to anyone wishing to start a local choir or instrumental group where the majority of participants are emergency services personnel. 
  2. Work with leading Music Therapy providers to make MT available to emergency services personnel to treat PTSD, anxiety and stress.  

Visit the charity page for more information and to donate. 

The main orchestra meets for a day-long workshop once a term and has several other events planned for the next 12 months including:

  • A concert on 9th October 2020 at St John's, Smith Square, London. 
  • Collaboration with music therapy providers to make music therapy available to 999 personnel suffering from PTSD, stress and anxiety

Please go to the Join us! page if you would like to get involved. 

 

Contact Information

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Charing Cross Police Station
London
WC2N 4JP

enquiries@bluelightsymphony.org