"Nice people playing nice music".
Welcome to Exmouth Light Orchestra!
Home to our 50-plus strong Symphony Orchestra, with musicians coming from across East Devon, Somerset, Exeter and West-of-Exe.
*** Please note that live-stream rehearsals, for winds and strings, will resume on Saturday 7th November ***
An Exmouth-based group of 5 string players, plus Daphne on piano/conducting, will live-stream from the church hall each week, starting after half-term. 'The Barber of Seville' is being printed and will be distributed soon. Listen here:
Government guidance for orchestras and choirs was updated for community centres on 1st October, making it very clear that we shouldn't be operating now above the Rule-of-Six:
"COVID-secure community facilities are permitted to hold social groups, clubs and activities in groups of no more than 6. Community facilities can host multiple groups of 6, subject to capacity, but groups must not mix socially or form larger groups."
"However, we strongly advise that activities where there is a significant likelihood of groups mixing and socialising (and where it will be difficult to prevent mingling and therefore breaking the law) should not take place in a community facility. These may include but are not limited to:
formal or informal clubs and hobby clubs (e.g. women’s institute, veteran’s associations, freemasons, sewing clubs, book clubs, crafts clubs, reading groups)
amateur choirs and orchestras
informally organised sport activities on facilities grounds (professionally organised sport activities are exempt)"
Any unused subs can be carried forward until such time as we are able to resume rehearsals; part refunds can be issued if required.
Please contact the conductor Daphne Harlock by telephone on 01395 278497 or 07752 673212.