Although Leicester Symphony Orchestra hasn’t been able to play any concerts since February, we did manage to fit in two socially-distanced rehearsals for small groups of wind and strings in October, just before this second lockdown.

We hope very much that we will be able to share the music we rehearsed with you as part of a live streamed or recorded Christmas concert in the cathedral. The potential date for this will very much depend on how successful this current full lockdown is, but both the LSO and Leicester Cathedral are very keen to try to provide some Christmas music and cheer to everyone this year. If we are able to rehearse and perform our recording will be available free on our website, and we will let you have more details closer to the time.

To entertain us in lockdown, Sam Dobson has volunteered to lead two LSO lockdown talks:

Sam has offered to assist people who haven’t used Zoom before, and to access the talks you need to drop him an email to get the code. Each talk is about 45–50 mins and there will be time for questions.

This is our history and these fascinating stories will be entertaining, interesting and informative. For access, please send an email to Sam: samdobson69@gmail.com.