Welcome to Exmouth Light Orchestra!

Home to our 60-plus strong Symphony Orchestra, with musicians coming from across East Devon, Somerset, Exeter and West-of-Exe.


Next Rehearsal:

Strings & Percussion only, Saturday 26th September, 10.30 until 12.30 at St John The Evangelist Church Hall.

Previous rehearsal streams are now in the Music Gallery;

Rehearsal Stream 19th September

The latest government guidance for community settings is in force from 14 September:

3c: Recreation, leisure and social gatherings

"We recognise the importance of social clubs for some individuals and recommend that these can proceed with caution in venues that have been made COVID-19 secure."

"Clubs or groups that use community facilities can begin to meet again and facility managers should follow these COVID-19 secure guidelines to facilitate that."

"Premises or locations following COVID-19 secure guidelines will be able to hold more than 30 people, subject to their own capacity limits. It is important for people to maintain social distancing and good hand hygiene when visiting these spaces. People using community facilities should continue to limit their interactions with those they do not live with outside of any formal activities they are participating in to help control the virus."

"People meeting in a club or group context at a community centre should be encouraged to socially distance from anyone they do not live with or who is not in their support bubble."

2d: Vulnerable people

"Certain groups of people are at increased risk of severe disease from coronavirus (COVID-19), including all people aged 70 or over."
"Such individuals are advised to stay at home as much as possible and, if they do go out, to take particular care to minimise contact with others outside of their household."

click here for: complete GOV.UK Guidance for Clubs etc

ELO Response:

Please note: section '2d' is advisory only: it is up to individuals to make their own choices - full refunds will be given for those in this group who decide to stay away;

Rest assured the building has been certified Covid-19 secure for the number of players currently expected for community groups at 'Level 4'.

A full Covid-19 risk assessment has been carried out by ELO and approved by the hall manager and the ELO trustees.

The necessary hygiene facilities have been provided so please follow the printed instructions around the building;

Bring your own music stand and folder as we're not allowed to share;

Please wear a face mask inside the building unless you're exempt on medical grounds;

Please follow the new one-way system when exiting the toilet in order to prevent head-on passing in the corridor;

Bring your own refreshments;

Even though the central heating will operate in cold weather, be prepared for some extra ventilation, required by law;

Plenty of car parking in the church grounds - please leave spaces vacant nearest the hall for big instruments.

Future Dates:

Autumn Term dates: 12 sessions from 5th September until 5th December with 2 weeks off for half term (24th and 31st October);

New Members:

We're always on the lookout for 'rusty' or medium-to-experienced orchestral players;

Please contact us first before coming along.

We meet weekly in term time on Saturday mornings.

Contact Us:

Please contact the conductor Daphne Harlock by telephone on 01395 278497 or 07752 673212.