We are excited to announce our new charity partnership with Bromley, Lewisham and Greenwich Mind who provide mental health support services to the local community. We’ll be collaborating and raising funds for them throughout 2023. More information here


Next Concert:

Saturday 26th Marchr 2023 at 4pm

St Michael and All Angels, Beckenham

Glinka:  Ruslan and Lyudmilla Overture

Schumann:  Scenes from Goethe’s Faust: Overture

Liszt:  Hamlet

Brahms: Symphony No. 2 in D

Tickets will be on sale in early 2023 at our TicketSource shop here



November 2023 Concert

Congratulations to all those who played in and supported the SELO concert on Saturday 26th November. With the Elgar Symphony and the Debussy, this was a very challenging programme and in a new venue for us! Thanks for all your hard work and commitment


About Us

South East London Orchestra is one of south London’s leading orchestras with a reputation for exciting, high quality concerts and a genuine connection with our community.

Our concerts feature great pieces of classical music by composers such as Beethoven, Bruch, Mendelssohn, Mozart and Weber. SELO is equally at home with the music of the twentieth-century, performing works by Bartok, Copland, Britten, Shostakovich, Debussy, Nielsen, Ravel and Sibelius.

We are proud of our tradition of performing music by British composers, from Boyce, Elgar and Vaughan Williams to more recent works by Lennox Berkeley, Joseph Horovitz and Richard Rodney Bennett. In 2016 we gave the UK premiere performance of a work by Fung Lam.

Based in Beckenham, we have many members from the local area and others from further afield. Our short rehearsal periods, led by conductor David Smith, are designed to appeal to busy musicians, and rehearsals are a fine balance of hard work and enjoyment.

SELO was founded in 2012 by our Music Director, David Smith, and Natalie Cole. Since then we have grown the orchestra and embedded ourselves in the heart of Beckenham’s cultural life.


How to Join

We are very interested to hear from all strings and brass players of grade 8 standard or above and/or substantial experience of playing with large ensembles. See our Joining page for more details


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We are super excited to announce our new charity partnership with @blgmind! BLG Mind provide mental health support services to our local community of Bromley, Lewisham and Greenwich. We’ll be collaborating and raising funds for them through out 2023! https://buff.ly/3P9yxKB

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