Orchestra Vacancies

The London City Orchestra is looking for musicians to join our orchestra.

We are looking for:​

  • Double basses

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Membership Fees

The fees per term are £85 (standard) and £60 (concession*).

The fees help pay for all the costs of running the orchestra (such as venue hire for rehearsals, website costs, music hire, insurance etc.) as well as the all-important tea and biscuits in our rehearsal breaks!

To be considered for sponsorship, please get in touch for information about our sponsorship programme.

Please note that the first rehearsal for new members is free, in order to give you a chance to try us out. After that fees are payable by bank transfer (preferable), cheque or cash.

* Concessions are available for students, unemployed or unwaged members.

With Monday rehearsals in the City, we produce top quality concerts at venues all over London performing varied and challenging repertoire. We are looking for grade 8+ standard and a good level of orchestral experience and commitment. Please send your CV or a brief summary of your orchestral experience to Amanda at members@londoncityorchestra.com

Repertoire for our next concert the 20th of November

  • Wagner – Parsifal Overture

  • Debussy – Pelléas et Mélisande Act III ‘Tower Scene’

  • Bizet – Carmen ‘Seguidulla’

  • Puccini – La bohème Act I ‘Chi è là?’ ‘Si senti meglio?’ ‘Che gelida manina’

  • Britten – Peter Grimes Sea Interlude No.1, Embroidery Aria’

  • Verdi – Don Carlo ‘Il grand inquisitor’ ‘Tu che la vanità

  • Verdi – La Traviata Overture, ‘E strano – sempre libera’

If you are interested in any of the positions or being a regular deputy for the London City Orchestra, please contact Amanda at members@londoncityorchestra.com and state your full name, mobile number, instrument and a short background about your playing history.


All members are required to audition for their place in the orchestra by way of playing a short series of excerpts to our conductor. This is merely to judge if you are able to play to the standard that is conducted within a normal rehearsal and to aid with seating arrangements.