2016: 29th July – Shakespeare Dinner Concert
Join us for the premier event of the Royal Overseas League Arts Summer Calendar. A sparkling wine reception followed by a live Shakespeare inspired orchestral concert by Orchestra Vitae. All topped off with a buffet dinner with wine on a lovely summer’s evening in the ROSL garden.
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2016: 5th October – World Premiere, West Side Story, Prokofiev
Save the date for our next concert at St John’s Smith Square – 5th October 2016 .
The world premiere of Dani Howard’s Arches commissioned by Orchestra Vitae.
The concert will include Bernstein West Side Story: Symphonic Dances and Prokofiev Orchestral Suite from Romeo and Juliet
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Founded in 2012 Orchestra Vitae is the fastest growing professional orchestra in London. Our musicians are young professionals who have established themselves in the British musical scene. Orchestra Vitae specialises in creative programming: mixing contemporary music with fresh performances of well-known works. Having already performed at The Royal Festival Hall, Saint John’s Smith Square and Guildford Cathedral we are now programming into 2017 and beyond. In addition to our programmed concerts we enjoy performing for private clients at a range of events including weddings, corporate events and private parties and would be delighted to talk to you about your event. No idea is too small or too large and we look forward to hearing from you.
Performing world premieres
Performing the work of living composers
weddings & parties
Performing at weddings & private parties
Performing popular classics at all our concerts
From the beginning, when we chose the programme for our forthcoming concert on 18th February at Saint John’s Smith Square, we have been busy planning the event. Mondays are ‘Orchestra Vitae’ days and we meet as a team to update on all things orchestral! Music hire is booked and paid for, musicians fixed, rehearsal programme[…]
Martin Butler on his Concerto for Soprano Saxaophone This concerto was commissioned by the Presteigne Festival of Music and the Arts, with funding from the Colwinston Charitable Trust, and was completed in April 2009. It was premiered at the Presteigne Festival in August of that year with Amy Dickson as soloist with the Festival Orchestra,[…]
Iain Gibbs, Violinist and Leader of Orchestra Vitae When did you first play with Orchestra Vitae and why do you keep coming back? I played with the Orchestra Vitae in the very first concert, performing Brahms’ First Symphony. This was such an exciting beginning for the orchestra and it has been fantastic to see the[…]
Guildford Cathedral greeted us in sparkling sunshine – a great welcome for a great day ahead. Having been invited to play as part of A Great British Feast with the Wimbledon Choral Society and Cardiff Polyphonic Choir our musicians arrived full of enthusiasm for this project. After three days of rehearsing Vaughan Williams, Elgar and Walton[…]
Our weekly meeting for Orchestra Vitae – coffee and breakfast in Pain Quotidien at Victoria, Rob is early, Mike late so all is normal! Much talk of the performance Orchestra Vitae provided at the TEDxAlbertopolis Event at the Royal Albert Hall on Monday. The excitement is building for our next Concert in a month’s time[…]
We were delighted to be invited to play at Oxjam Sephard’s Bush this July. The event took place at Westfield London on the 13 July. The sound of a Vitae quartet filled the entrance atrium on a very sunny morning. Oxjam is music festival that has been arranged since 2006, and takes place at locations[…]
I’ve been waiting 6 months to say that; and now the Midsummer Concert is over, the reality has hit home. For those of you with a life outside of George R R Martin’s masterwork that is Game of Thrones, *correction: for those of you with a life; this blog title might seem at best realistic,[…]
Thursday 27th June 2013 7PM St. Stephen’s Church, Gloucester Road, London SW7 Le nozze di Figaro (Overture) – Mozart Symphony No. 8 in F Major, Op.93 – Beethoven Symphony No. 1 in E minor, Op. 39 – Sibelius Orchestra Vitae conducted by Michael Cobb Tweet to @orchestravitae Follow @orchestravitae Sell Tickets Online through Eventbrite
FIE has been crucial in the development of Orchestra Vitae since the first concert in April 2012. For this reason, OV are excited to be working with FIE to produce a unique break-out session that aims to discuss and clarify the question: ‘What does a conductor actually do?’ This question is asked of conductors[…]