Old Street, New Beginnings


In 1966, the parishes of St Luke’s on Old Street, now LSO St Luke's, and St Giles’ Cripplegate, now just across the water from the Barbican Centre, joined together to form a single community in the heart of London after St Luke's was forced to close due to structural damage. The united congregation is still thriving today.

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Online concert: Khadambi's House, 22 October


Hello there, this is a short post to explain what’s happening on 22 October. Basically, Khadambi’s beautiful house is not big enough to accommodate you all for a concert, so we’re bringing it to your computers instead, via YouTube and Facebook! It’s a first of its kind for the LSO, the National Trust, 575 Wandsworth Road, and for me.

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In the Spotlight: Philip Cobb and the Haydn Trumpet Concerto


Philip Cobb was appointed LSO joint Principal Trumpet in 2009 while he was only 21 years of age and on Thursday 22 September he will be stepping into the spotlight in a performance of Haydn's Trumpet Concerto. He sat down with Rebecca Sharp to talk about the piece, performing with the LSO Brass Ensemble and growing up with the UK brass band tradition.

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Eye-Music: Inkwells


Composer Cevanne Horrocks-Hopayian has been working hard on a new work for her residency at Khadambi's House, 575 Wandsworth Road, for a performance which will be streamed live on YouTube and Facebook on the 22 October. She explains her concept for the work, Inkwells, written in the fascinating 'eye-music' style and the process through which the work has come.

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Lung: Inspirations and Programme Note


Former Panufnik Scheme composer Jack Sheen will have his piece Lung, the 2014 scheme 10-minute commission, premiered by the LSO and Daniel Harding at the Barbican on 25 September. Here, he talks us through five key works that influenced the music and we share the work's programme note written by Jo Kirkbride...

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