The Hitchin Light Orchestra is a unique institution and is difficult to describe in words - but here goes!
Imagine a concert orchestra – violins, cellos, trumpets, trombones, flutes, clarinets, percussion and so on. Then add a bunch of saxophone players and a jazz rock rhythm section and a group of about twenty singers, around seventy people in all. This gives you the size of it, but the next thing you would notice at a gig is that there are all different age groups. You have 10 year olds playing next to 70 year olds, students and teachers playing from the same part!
Hitchin Light Orchestra is a huge community orchestra playing an eclectic mix of music - jazz, Latin rock, film, show and classical.
We aim for a high musical standard but achieved with the maximum fun possible.
We rehearse on Tuesdays 7.30 pm - 9.00 pm in term time at Wilshere-Dacre School, Fishponds Road, Hitchin, Herts. SG5 1NS
We do great concerts and tours to Europe.
Anyone can join - come along, bring your instrument and if you like it - you're in!
HLO runs on a subscription basis - currently £75 per 10 week term.
For more information on how to join the Hitchin Light Orchestra please contact Chris Pyne on 01462 431206 or email him at email@example.com.
The Hitchin Light Orchestra also has a group on Facebook - find it here.
Hi HLO I hope you had a good half term break.
We have FOUR rehearsals until our big show at the Town Hall.
Tonight we will be playing the first half of our programme and hopefully get through all of it!
Also I'll have some tickets for the gig with me so you can take some and get selling....
We usually have a great crowd but we must never take it for granted.
Geoff is making some flyers and posters but the main way of getting a decent crowd along is word of mouth.
So take some tickets on a sale or return basis and some flyers and get going on it ...