WPO's 2023/24 season

The WPO is once again starting a new season featuring some of the greatest works of the 19th and 20th century repertoire for large orchestra.

In October we will perform Rachmaninoff's Symphony No. 1 - the chaotic first performance of which sent the composer into a depressive spiral until allegedly restored by the hypnotherapist Dr Dahl.

In December we will perform the Third Symphony of Elgar in the completion by Anthony Payne.

In March we will have one of  Richard Strauss's greatest tone poen, Ein Heldenleben and in May, Walton's epic first Symphony.

See the full list of WPO concert dates.

Join the WPO

The WPO rehearses on Sundays in central London.  Our conductor is Jonathan Butcher.  We welcome experienced amateur musicians and we have particular vacancies at the moment for violins, violas, cellos and double basses, though everyone is welcome.  Please contact the Membership Secretary: membership@wpo.org.uk

WPO Photo Gallery

See photos of the WPO in rehearsal and concert, both at the Royal Albert Hall and at our regular home in St. John's Waterloo, courtesy of Google Photos:
- Verdi Requiem
- February 2005
Berlioz Requiem


WPO welcomes sponsors to support our music activities.  If you run and/or manage a business and need more exposure to potential clients online and otherwise, please email us at: sponsorship@wpo.org.uk, and we will be happy to accommodate any sponsorship offer. Your support is much appreciated.

The WPO is particularly grateful for the renewed support of Body Silk Clinic in Hither Green, London

Shop online and support the WPO

You can raise funds for the WPO every time you shop online.  To get started, click HERE, install the small add-on in your web browser, create an account, then start your shopping session via the add-on.  You will be able to see the amount you have raised.

Friends of the WPO

Why not become a Friend of the WPO by making a donation?  Friends get their name listed in the concert programme, and a free interval drink.  Email friends@wpo.org.uk

Concert Reviews

Reviews of our concerts, particularly 12th Oct 2019

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