London Accordion Orchestra – 18th May 2019 – LAO Gala Concert, Sacred Heart Church, Wimbledon, London

LAO -20th Anniversary

London Accordion Orchestra presents ‘Out Of This World’ a Gala Concert to celebrate its 20th Anniversary.

Date And Time

Sat, 18 May 2019  15:00 PM – 17:30 PM BST  Sacred Heart Church, Edge Hill, London, SW19 4LU

London Accordion Orchestra celebrate their 20th anniversary year with a very special Gala Concert at the incredible Sacred Heart Church in Wimbledon. The program will include Rhapsody in Blue by Gershwin with concert pianist Giles Kennedy, the ever popular Toccata by Widor with organist Robert Rathbone and the World Premiere of Black Mountain by LAO Conductor Ian Watson. We will be joined by a choir in a dramatic reworking of Jupiter from the Planets and Violin and Cello for the LAO favourite ‘Danzon No. 2’ by Marquez. This and much more to be confirmed. Catering will be by the award winning Gingham Hearts in a special Marquee in the Church grounds. Tickets for this concert are expected to sell out so do book early.

LAO at the Movies – by London Accordion Orchestra – Saturday 20th January 2018

LAO at the Movies Poster

The London Accordion Orchestra goes to the Movies!

Sat, 20 January 2018   16:00 PM – 17:30  at St. Gabriel’s Church, Pimlico, Warwick Square, London, SW1V 2AD

LAO present a gala afternoon concert brimming with film favourites, including iconic scores from Star Wars, E.T., Harry Potter, Pirates of the Caribbean, The Godfather, La La Land and many more. The orchestra will be joined by some very special guests for this concert, stay tuned to LAO’s Facebook page for announcements…

Tickets sold out for their last concert so book early (and pay no booking fee) to make sure you get to hear LAO like never before.


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Accordions Together – Eastbourne Friday 12th to Monday 15th February 2016

Accordions Together

What better way to spend for an accordion-lover to spend St Valentine’s weekend listening to the instrument they love!  No doubt some accordion widows and widowers would have something to say about that statement.  Nevertheless, this weekend promises to to enthral even the unconverted. Great line-up of accordionists from all genres of accordion music: Pearl Adriano, Ian Watson, Julie North, Colin Walker, Jovan Rnjak, Harry Hussey and John Romero. There will be classes given by Ian Watson, Julie North   and Angie Lukins too.

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LAO (London Accordion Orchestra) – 5th December 2015 – Winter Concert

London Accordion Orchestra

Winter Concert 2015

Join the LAO for their annual Winter concert on the 5th December, 6pm, at their wonderful home, St. Gabriel’s in Pimlico.

They have a thrilling programme lined up including the UK Premiere of ‘Sinfonietta Dramatika’ by Stevan Divjacovic. This stunning piece is a tour de force of skill and stamina for the orchestra and audiences all over the world have been astounded at the sound it produces. They will also perform ‘Gabriel’s Oboe’ with a guest soloist from the National Youth Orchestra, a brilliant new arrangement of ‘Riverdance’ by Bill Whelan and the wonderful ‘Fantasia Iberica’ by Gerhard Mohr – and more!

accordion5 (Julie North, Maria Serdyuk, Shona Holmes, Sarah Crisp and Ian Watson) are their guests for this concert. Their repertoire will include some fiery Tango and virtuosic Vivaldi. The London Intermediate Accordion Orchestra will open the concert with the famous ‘Adiemus’ by Karl Jenkins.

Click on the link to the left to get your tickets 

London Accordion Orchestra Live in Cambridge

London Accordion Orchestra

London Accordion Orchestra in concert at Impington Village College, Cambridge. This dynamic orchestra, made up of 35 accordionists and 3 West End percussionists, bring their unique sound to Cambridge. In a rare concert outside of central London they will play well known classical works such as the Jazz Waltz by Shostakovich, Polovtsian Dances by Borodin and the popular ‘Flight’ by conductor Ian Watson. Don’t miss this chance to see one of the top ensembles in the country.

Impington Village College, Cambridge on Sunday 15 March 2015
Doors Open at 5:00PM
From 5:30PM to 7:00PM
Ticket Price: £8.00 – £10.00