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Exmouth Light Orchestra is a full symphony orchestra and was started by Daphne and John Harlock in 2011. We are based in Devon which is in the 'West Country' of the UK. Members come from all over Devon and Somerset and we have some 'home players' from Southampton, Bath and Taunton playing along to our high quality live-stream rehearsals.
The orchestra is currently made up of over 60 players of varied abilities and ages, mainly of the violin family of instruments; namely the violin, viola, cello and double-bass. We also have flutes, clarinets, oboe, bassoon, French horn, trumpets, trombones and percussion.
The ELO rehearses weekly on a Saturday morning in term time: please see the 'Welcome' page for the latest information or contact us by telephone (see below).
The ethos of the orchestra is to have fun while always striving to improve our overall sound. We restrict ourselves to just two concerts per year in order to balance the pursuit of excellence in music-making, with maintaining a relaxed, learning atmosphere without the constant fear of an impending performance! Some members relish playing in our concerts whereas others prefer to attend the rehearsals only, where they gain confidence and expertise in orchestral playing.
The choice of music is eclectic and 'light' ranging from classical and opera to film scores, show music, swing, Latin, folk and a little pop.
We're always on the lookout for new string players, from violins right down to double basses; there are no auditions since we cater for everything from grade 3 players up to post-grade 8.
Wind players: please contact us first for availability but French horns and a tuba player would be most welcome!
The sessions are inexpensive and funding is available for those in need. The groups are very friendly and welcoming which makes the coffee breaks a noisy affair!
For more information, please contact the conductor Daphne Harlock on 01395 278497 or 07752 673212; this is better than email where our replies have been lost in spam filters.