Welcome To Exmouth Light Orchestra!
Home to our 66-strong Symphony Orchestra, with musicians coming from across East Devon, Somerset, West Dorset, Exeter and Torbay.
Saturday 27th April: the start of the summer term - 10.15 for 10.30 am start at the school.
Playing this year:
Our new piece introduced at the Baroque Day:
'Les Sauvages' from 'Les Indes Galantes' by Jean-Philippe Rameau - full costumes expected at the concert!
"On 25th November 1725, after French settlers in Illinois sent Chief Chicagou of the Metchigamea and five other chiefs to Paris, they met with Louis XV; Chicagou had a letter read, pledging his allegiance to the crown. They later danced three kinds of dances in the Théâtre-Italien, inspiring Rameau to compose his rondeau Les Sauvages". Wikipedia
Please see the Music Gallery for YouTube demo tracks and playalongs:
***New*** slowed down sections and historic clips from 'Gigi' with score reading practice and rehearsal marks;
Saturday 13th July 2019 at 7.30 pm: venue is Holy Trinity Church, Exmouth.
Saturday 27th April: the start of the summer term;
Saturday 25th May: no rehearsal at the start of half-term;
Saturday 1st June: no rehearsal at the end of half-term;
Sunday 7th July: final rehearsal for the concert.
We're always on the lookout for 'rusty' or medium-to-experienced players of orchestral instruments, especially:
bassoonists, trombonists and a tuba player! See the 'About Us' page.
We meet weekly in term time on Saturday mornings.
Please contact the conductor Daphne Harlock by telephone on 01395 278497 or 07752 673212.