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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 or click on/scan in the QR code on the right and send in the form.

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

Rehearsals in September for our next concert on Saturday, 9th November will start on Tuesday, 3rd September.

North London Fortismere Community Symphony Orchestra Thomas Gregory

OUR NEXT CONCERT will be on Saturday, 6th July 2024, 7:00 pm 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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