Where: London Medical Orchestra
, Walter Sickert Community Centre, Canonbury Crescent, London, N1 2FB
You don’t need to be a doctor or a professional musician to join this friendly choir, as they frequently have room for more amateur instrumentalists. Their repertoire favours works by masters of classical music such as Brahms, Rachmaninov and Wagner; they rehearse every Tuesday evening and perform three times a year.
They were formed in 1954 by a group of refugee doctors and dentists from central Europe, and their concerts raise funds for charities such as the National Autistic Society and the Maya Centre, which provides help for women who have been victims of domestic abuse.