Lewisham Junior Orchestra makes its long awaited return, so come and join Lewisham Music for two days of exciting orchestral music making!  


Lewisham Junior Orchestra provides a great opportunity for young musicians to develop their instrumental skills and learn new arrangements under the expert leadership of professional cellist, Thibault Blanchard-Dubois and experienced Lewisham Music musicians.


Participants will take part in sectional rehearsals throughout the two days, gaining experience and confidence within small groups, before coming together to perform as part of a large orchestra with all the other young musicians. You can expect a mix of written score and improvised sections!


This year young musicians will come on a journey to create music that explores the stories and sounds of the local area over the last 100 years.


“It was fun and I loved expressing my music with other musicians and exploring different instruments and listening to the sound of different musicians.”





Who is Lewisham Junior Orchestra suitable for…

Young musicians in Years 5 to 8 (inclusive) who play strings, woodwind, brass and percussion (tuned and untuned percussion) at Grade 1 standard and above (no formal grades required). Unfortunately we are unable to accept piano or guitar applications.






The Stage’ which is at the back of The Fellowship Inn, Randlesdown Road, Bellingham, SE6 3BT



£55 (thanks to our funders we are able to keep this cost at just under £4 p/hr)


We are offering a subsidised rate of £15 for Lewisham Junior Orchestra for young people in receipt of Pupil Premium or Looked After Children


How to sign up

Plans are underway for the next Lewisham Junior Orchestra so watch this space. Make sure you follow us on socials and sign up to our mailing list to be the first to hear about the next LJO.


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Watch Lewisham Junior Orchestra perform ‘The Goblin and The Mosquito’



Here are a few photos from the last Lewisham Junior Orchestra



We look forward to seeing you at LJO, and don’t forget to check out some of the other opportunities for brass, strings, wind and percussion players below.