London City Chamber Orchestra

"It is impossible to get tired of hearing the gloriously written Tchaikovsky Serenade for Strings; it has a loveliness of spirit that unerringly takes charge of every performance. Thomas McIntosh and the London City Chamber Orchestra had a lovely time with it relishing its warmth and marvellously clear scoring."

The Times, London

"McIntosh and the London City Chamber Orchestra play Scott Joplin with the authority they perform Mozart. Scott Joplin and the Ragtime Era."

By Peter Gammond

"Under Thomas McIntosh's profoundly moving direction, Das Lied von der Erde alternately stormed youthful heights with the clarion heldentenor of Russell Ablewhite, or probed the meaning of life and death, both searchingly conveyed by Anthony Cunningham, and superbly accompanied by the London City Chamber Orchestra. McIntosh's conducting masterfully conveyed the glowing warmth and enormous technical command of the score's many complexities.''

Suffolk/Norfolk Life

LONDON CITY CHAMBER ORCHESTRA was originally created for violinist Ruggiero Ricci, and in 1973 Thomas McIntosh assumed conductorship of the group. As Mr Ricci had performed both as soloist and conductor, so Mr McIntosh has continued that tradition. Reorganised in 1983, the London City Chamber Orchestra performs a wide spectrum of music from the 18th to 20th Centuries, and is the principal performing body of the International East Anglian Summer Music Festival. London appearances have included many concerts at Queen Elizabeth Hall, Royal Festival Hall, as well as other area venues, and it has performed all over the United Kingdom, as well as making foreign tours.

Sample Programmes

I
Haydn
Symphony B-flat major
Der Philosoph No22
Mozart
Piano Concerto E-flat major K271
Dvorak
Serenade for Strings B major 0p22

II
Mozart
Piano Concerto F major K313
Mozart
Cantata & Exsultate, Jubilate K165
Mahler
Symphony G major No4

III
Berg
Chamber Concerto
Mahler
Das lied von der Erde