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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 sutch as Mountain Rescue, Cave Rescue and the RNLI. Membership applications are taken from anyone who is now or has ever been in one of these and is ABRSM grade 7 standard or above (grade 6 for strings), or thier family. We also welcome applications from people who would like to assist in an administrative role. 

 

OUR NEXT WORKSHOP IS:

Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto

with

Filip Ćwiżewicz

Sunday 25th February 2018

APPLY HERE

Following from the success of our first two workshops, we are very excited to welcome Filip Ćwiżewicz to play Tchaikovsky's passionate violin concerto with us. Feel the full power of this masterwork from inside the orchestra and experience a hugely talented violinist playing in front of you. 

Instruments still required for this workshop are:

  • 1 oboe,
  • 1 horn,
  • timpanist, and
  • strings

 

About the Orchestra

The Orchestra aims to raise awareness and reduce the stigma around mental illness, especially within the Blue Light community. We are delighted to support the Mind Blue Light Programme. Playing and listening to music is a great way to boost your mental wellbeing and we would encourage anyone to take up an instrument or join a choir. 

We meet for a day long workshops once a term and have several other events planned for 2018 including:

  • Recording a charity single in April
  • Accompanying the Teddington Chamber Choir for the Durufle Requiem and Schubert Mass in G in May
  • Playing at a mental health in the workplace conference in May
  • A come and play workshop for players of all abilities
  • Forming a big band

We are currently organising a charity gala event in November 2018 supported by a government minister to raise money for the Mind Blue Light campaign and other charities, which support emergency services personnel with mental health problems. 

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

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Contact Information

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Charing Cross Police Station
London
WC2N 4JP

enquiries@bluelightsymphony.org