LCCO London Contemporary Chamber Orchestra Picture of LCCO Ensemble
Our 2014 Concert
2011 Concert rehearsal
Waiting for the conductor
Our 2023/24 Programme
We are a unique orchestra of good amateur players working for composers. We invite them to send us new music. We workshop the pieces, give feedback to the composers, and we perform and record the revised versions of the best pieces.

Our annual programme usually consists 2 main projects:-

1. A Call for Scores open to all composers. We workshop the pieces and choose some for our annual concert

2. A project with London Composers' Forum, in which their members write pieces on a specific theme.

These come together in our annual Summer concert. We will also offer the composers the chance to have a studio recording made of their pieces.

Our dates for 2023-24 are shown below.
LCCO Programme, 2023/24
2:00pm, 2nd Mar 2024
Herne Hill United Church hall, Red Post Hill, SE24 9PW
2:00pm, 18th May 2024
Herne Hill United Church Hall, Red Post Hill, SE24 9PW
7:30pm, 22nd Jun 2024
St Mary-at-Hill, Eastcheap, EC3R 8EE
Instrumentation, and players needed
Our instrumentation is one each of flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, horn, trumpet, and trombone, the usual five string sections.

We are looking for more VIOLINISTS and VIOLISTS.
LCCO achievements
John Holland, one of our players, won the 2008 Making Music category of the British Composers Awards for his piece Green Sky, recorded by the LCCO. Our recording of Green Sky was broadcast as part of Making Music's "Play to the Nation" project.

In 2013 we recorded Myoclonic Troubles by Rodrigo Camacho, who also won the student category in the Composer of the Year Awards that year.