Thursday, 6 December 2012

Cool poster - cool concert

London Gay Symphony Orchestra Christmas Concert
I couldn't resist featuring this concert because of the rather striking flyer design. The London Gay Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Christopher Braime are performing their Christmas themed programme on Sunday 9 December, at St. Sepulchre without Newgate. The programme consists of Dvorak's Slavonic Dances,  Sibelius's Finlandia, Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker Suite and a suite from Rimsky Korsakov's The Snow Maiden. It is the last item, taking music from Rimsky Korsakov's rarely performed opera which rather lifts the programme out of the ordinary.


The orchestra was founded in 1996 by a group of friends led by Robin Gordon-Powell, who was their first conductor. They gave their first full performance as a symphony orchestra in October 1996, and currently have an active personnel of 150. The group lists is objectives as 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 their programming, sharing their passion for orchestral music with audiences new and old, and making a contribution to LGBT life in London and beyond.

They have a lively programme of concerts at St Sepulchre without Newgate for the rest of the season; further information from the LGSO website

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