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, 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 and leader Alan Titherington, 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.
We look forward to hearing from you!