OUR NEXT EVENT:
WORKSHOP 18TH JULY 2021
SCHOSTAKOVICH PIANO CONCERTO NO. 2
10:30am - 5pm in Westminster (near Victoria)
Schay Wickham (left), an ex-Police Officer and Guildhall School of Music and Drama graduate will join us to play the concerto.
The BLSO has been awarded £10,000 funding from the Coronavirus Community Support Fund, distributed by The National Lottery Community Fund. Read more here.
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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.
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:
- 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.
- 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:
- 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.
Charing Cross Police Station