Bromley emerges as a new home for orchestral music

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When you think about orchestral music, you think of the great capital cities of the world, the homes of the great concert halls and the cities where the great ensembles have residences. New figures from Royal Philharmonic Orchestra suggest that Bromley also has a cultural claim to fame, standing tall alongside the likes of London, New York, and Berlin.

Bromley has the highest concentration of professional orchestral musicians in Britain per capita. Almost 10% of the 90 members of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (RPO) currently live or grew up in Bromley; as well as the Borough also laying claim to its very own symphony orchestra.

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An interview with John Rutter

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This December we're delighted to share the stage with the nation's most prominent choral composer, John Rutter. Of course, there's no better way to get into the Yuletide spirit than attending John Rutter's popular Christmas Celebration, full of festive fanfares and your favoiurite sing-along carols!

We caught up with John between busy rehearsals to ask him some quick questions about the concert and why this is a Christmas tradition that must not be missed!

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Royal Philharmonic Orchestra join Time Credit programme to reward local volunteers

The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra is delighted to join Tempo Time Credits, an innovative social currency scheme that recognises the time people give to their community.

Tempo is a national organisation that rewards volunteers for their service with Time Credits which can be redeemed for a wide range of experiences including concert tickets for the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra at the Royal & Derngate, Northampton; Aylesbury Waterside Theatre and the Cambridge Corn Exchange.

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Announcing new partnership with the University of Hull

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The RPO and the University have established a growing relationship over the past two years, most notably as University of Hull Associate Artists which has involved masterclasses, sit-in open-rehearsals and tickets to attend concerts at Hull City Hall.

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