Welcome to the webiste of the Bue Light Symphony Orchestra (formerly the Police Philharmonic Orchestra), the UK's only Orchestra for Emergency Services Personell. Our players are drawn from a wealth of talent hidden inside the UK's Police Forces, Fire Brigades and Ambulance Services, as well as the other specialist emergency services sutch as Mountain Rescue, Cave Rescue and the RNLI. Membership applications are taken from anyone who is currently in one of these roles or has been and is grade 7 or above (grade 6 for strings). We also welcome applications from people who would like to assist in an administrative role.
Due to the generosity of the hosting venue, the workshop will now be FREE for MEMBERS and only £5 for NON-MEMBERS. Anyone who has already paid will be refunded.
On Saturday 1st July 2017 we will be holding a day long "come and play" event in certral London. We will rehearse Beethoven's epic 3rd Symphony, culminating in an informal performance at 6pm for friends and family. This is a great chance for people to come and try out the orchestra and see if they would like to join, or just come and enjoy playing some great music.
There will be space for the following instruments to take part:
4 Flutes, 4 Oboes, 4 Clarinets, 4 Bassons, 6 French Horns, 4 Trumpets, a percussionist to play timpani and unlimited strings.
Music will be emailed to you and you will be required to bring a music stand.
The morning will start with a play through and then the orchestra will be split into sections until lunch. The afternoon will be rehearsal for the whole orchestra.
Tea, coffee etc and buscuits will be provided but you will need to bring you own lunch.
The cost of the day will be £15 for non members and £10 for members. Please book your place here and we will be in touch with payment details.
Music can be downloaded from our downloads page.
We look forward to seeing you there!
The Orchestra aims to raise awareness and reduce the stigma around Mental Illness, especially within the Blue Light community. We are delighted to support the Mind Blue Light Programme. Playing and listening to music is a great way to boost your metal wellbeing and we would encourage anyone to take up an instrument or join a choir.
We rehearse every other Sunday afternoon in central London.
Please go to the Join us! page if you would like to get involved.
Charing Cross police station