Triomphale: A London Symphony Orchestra Gala at St Paul’s Cathedral

Thursday 23 June 2022, 6pm onwards 
St Paul’s Cathedral, London

An evening like no other, this gala event will celebrate the return to life of the City of London, as well as giving an opportunity to reflect on the past two years.

Beginning with a champagne reception in the unique and elegant Nelson Chamber, gala guests will then enjoy best seats under the famous St Paul’s dome for a spectacular concert by the London Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Sir Simon Rattle. The concert will feature Berlioz’s colossal Symphonie Funèbre et Triomphale in one of the few places that can do it justice. To see full concert details, please click here.

Following the concert, we descend to the beautiful Crypt for a very special dinner with music.

6.00pm Champagne reception by Nelson’s tomb in the Crypt of St Paul’s
7.00pm Concert begins in the Cathedral
8.30pm Three course Gala Dinner in the Crypt

Dress – black tie


Gala Tickets

Tickets can be purchased by completing this online form or downloading this pdf and sending it to Alice Godfrey (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.). Please do also feel free to call Alice on +44 (0)20 7382 2553 to arrange your gala places, or for any queries.

A very limited number of gala tickets are available, so please book as soon as possible.


Event Sponsorship

Event sponsorship opportunities are available, please click here for details or contact Kyle Buchanan, LSO Corporate Partnerships Manager, to find out more - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or +44 (0)20 7382 2569


Triomphale Gala Committee
Lizzie Ridding (Committee Chair)
Jane Barrett
Tania Bryer
Amanda Clack
Lesley King-Lewis
Pierre Lussato
Angela Mackay
James Olley
Jane Quinn OBE

This gala concert will be a wonderful celebration for the world-renowned London Symphony Orchestra, resident at the Square Mile’s Barbican Centre, and having long enjoyed a strong association with St Paul's Cathedral.

The coronavirus pandemic has had a devastating impact on the finances of many of the arts organisations that enhance our lives and our cities with their cultural offering. For the London Symphony Orchestra, funds usually generated through ticket sales, international tours, recording sessions and corporate sponsorships were decimated instantly. Across the sector in 2021, 50,000 musicians left the industry due to the impact of the pandemic. In order to retain and sustain their membership of 100 of the world’s most talented musicians, the LSO cut into their reserves.

The Always Playing Appeal was launched to re-build, protect and sustain their freelance musicians for the future, as well as building on the digital innovations of the last two years to share the life-enhancing power of music and music education with millions more around the world.

This event is being run by London Symphony Orchestra Ltd (registered charity number 232391). Net proceeds from the event will be transferred to the LSO Always Playing Appeal Fund held by the LSO Endowment Trust (registered charity number 233700). This is an unrestricted fund to be used to make grants to the LSO Group with the primary focus being to sustain the LSO’s activities and support a new business model in response to the coronavirus pandemic.

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