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Join in with Orchestra

Fortismere Community Symphony orchestra brings players of all ages together to create high-calibre music in a friendly and collaborative environment. The orchestra includes students, parents and teachers from Fortismere School, as well as members of the wider community of musicians in North London. We focus on large-scale works, as well as playing with well-renowned soloists from around the world. We suggest a minimum level of Grade 7 or some ensemble experience. If you are interested in getting involved, contact

We rehearse 7-9pm on Tuesdays in Fortismere School. For term dates, see below.

North London Fortismere Community Symphony Orchestra Thomas Gregory

OUR NEXT CONCERT will be with the Fortismere Community Choir on Saturday, 27th April 2024, 7:00pm at St. Andrew’s Church, N10 2DD.

Past Concerts

Photo of Thomas Gregory, musical director of Fortismere Community Symphony Orchester

Thomas Gregory

Community Symphony Orchestra Musical Director

Thomas Gregory is a cellist, conductor and composer who has been teaching and working in Haringey for over two decades. He is a prolific composer of educational material, with hundreds of compositions and arrangements accommodating a broad range of levels and instrumental combinations. He is best known for Vamoosh, an extensive series of tutor books for young instrumentalists, that has reached as far as China and Australia. He was formerly Head of Strings for Haringey Music Service where he still directs ensembles, and is currently cello tutor and ensemble coach at the Centre for Young Musicians at Morley College. Thomas performs regularly as soloist, ensemble and orchestral cellist. Though born in Denmark, Thomas grew up near Archway in North London. He studied the cello at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and the University of Michigan.

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