Phoenix Orchestra Plays at St John’s

Written by   Steven Barrett on   16th January 2020

Phoenix Orchestra Plays at St John’s

The London Phoenix Orchestra of the Insurance Orchestral Society has announced details of its two Spring concerts at St John’s Smith Square. Its concerts are consistently praised for their high standards and never disappoint.

The Early Spring concert takes place on 19 February with a popular programme, including Brahms’ Academic Festival Overture and Elgar’s Enigma Variations which has ‘Nimrod’ as its centrepiece.

The Late Spring concert is on 21 April and will feature Malcolm Arnold’s Four Scottish Dances and Dvorak’s popular 7th symphony

The orchestra started out as The Insurance Orchestra in 1924 to provide members of the insurance industry with an opportunity to meet regularly and enjoy playing music together. This fundamental enthusiasm for music and a friendly ethos remains at the heart of the orchestra's purpose to this day. Today players are drawn from all backgrounds, not just the insurance industry, and include music students.

Full details of all concerts and how to join or support it can be found on its website:

• The 21 April concert has been cancelled due to the Covid-19 pandemic