The NLO has performed in over 350 concerts since our formation in 1988. We are delighted to have played a selection of our British Light Music Classics to a capacity audience at the Snape Proms in Aldeburgh in August 2017.

Shown below is a small selection of our favourite concerts in recent years.
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Carnival Prom: British Light Music Classics

Pioneers of British light music, the New London Orchestra starts this special Aldeburgh Carnival weekend with a programme that includes some instantly-recognisable light classics. They include well-loved hits such as Calling All Workers, Coronation Scott and The Dambusters March, and there are favourite arias from Ivor Novello and Gilbert and Sullivan's Mikado. But there are also many others that you will certainly recognise but may not know by name, some of the most familiar radio theme tunes of all.

Coates Calling All Workers

Binge Elizabethan Serenade

Bucalossi Grasshopper's Dance

Farnon Jumping Bean

Duncan March from Little Suite

Sullivan The Sun Whose Rays (The Mikado)

German Waltz Song (Tom Jones)

Wood Barwick Green

White Puffin' Billy

Ancliffe Nights of Gladness

Monkton Soldier in the Park

Gibbs Dusk

Williams The Devil's Gallop

Vinter Portuguese Party

Balfe I Dreamt I Dwelt in Marble Halls (The Bohemian Girl)

Novello Waltz of my Heart (The Dancing Years)

Farnon Westminster Waltz

Ellis Coronation Scott

Coates The Dambusters March

Conducted by Ronald Corp

Snape Maltings

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New London Orchestra at Hackney Downs Studios

NLO presents East London’s first orchestral concert series. We’re launching with a performance by a 42-piece orchestra in a former industrial printworks, featuring new music by contemporary artists set to video projection by Pablo Melchor and Rachel Noble. The audience will be standing and free to move around, we’ll have beer and food served out of a converted trailer by East London Furniture, plus DJ sets from Gabriel Prokofiev & Nwando Ebizie (Nonclassical) and Rhys Pettigrove.

Max Richter Music from The Blue Notebooks and Infra

Bryce Dessner (The National) Aheym for Chamber Orchestra

John Luther Adams Become River (UK PREMIÈRE)

Valgeir Sigurðsson Movements from Dreamland (UK PREMIÈRE)

Michael Nyman Movements from Strong On Oaks

Gabriel Prokofiev Spheres (UK PREMIÈRE)

+ Orchestral covers of music by Tame Impala, Jamie xx & SBTRKT by composer Toby Young

Conducted by Ronald Corp

Hackney Downs Studios

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George Dyson Choral Symphony (WORLD PREMIÈRE)

NLO will give the world première of George Dyson’s Choral Symphony after a member of Durham University chanced upon the long-forgotten music in Oxford’s Bodleian Library. We’ll be joined by The London Chorus and Durham University Music Society Chorus for the show, which will also feature world-renowned baritone Sir Thomas Allen singing Ralph Vaughan Williams’ Five Mystical Songs, and an extremely rare performance of Sir Charles Stanford’s Concert Piece for Organ and Orchestra with Simon Williams.

Conducted by Ronald Corp

St John Smith Square

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NLO's 25th Birthday Concert

The NLO is 25 years old! Help us celebrate our birthday with a performance showcasing some of our all-time favourite composers. The orchestra’s story is encapsulated in this eclectic mix of music, from our beginnings promoting once little-known, but now famous composers such as Martinů, through our award-winning recordings of British Light Music by the likes of Trevor Duncan, to our modern day commitment to contemporary composers such as Richter and Simaku.

Leonard Bernstein Candide: Overture

Sir Michael Tippet Divertimento on Sellinger's Round: mvmt 1

Ronald Corp Sinfonia 4711

Bohuslav Martinů Concerto for Double String Orchestra, Timpani and Piano

Thomas Simaku Plenilunio

Max Richter On the Nature of Daylight

John Walter Bratton Teddy Bear's Picnic

Trevor Duncan A Little Suite: March

Jacques Ibert Divertissement

Conducted by Ronald Corp

St John Smith Square

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Benjamin Britten Noye’s Fludde

NLO brings together young people from East London to celebrate the 100th birthday of Benjamin Britten, one of the UK’s most brilliant composers, with three fully-staged performances of Noye’s Fludde, his elaborate and imaginative opera that breathes life into the legendary story of Noah’s Ark.

The two UK performances will take place in London’s only lighthouse and will feature 100s of young performers from Newham Academy of Music, performing alongside soloists Henry Manning and Catherine Hopper, with narration from actress Tameka Empson (Eastenders / 3 Non-Blondes). We will then give a performance in France in collaboration with the Orchestre National de Lille.

Conducted by Ronald Corp

Trinity Buoy Wharf & Lille

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