The Lincolnshire Philharmonia Orchestra was founded in 2001 by Malcolm Goodman MBE and Stephen Penny, who were then both serving in the RAF bands at RAF Cranwell. Following subsequent retirement from the RAF Malcolm handed the administration over to a committee of The Band of the RAF College so the orchestra could more easily be managed as an official RAF 'club' at RAF Cranwell where it is based.
Through its unique musical partnership between the professional musicians from its home base at RAF Cranwell with professional and amateur instrumentalists from around the region, the orchestra ensures that the opportunity and experience of the full symphonic repertoire is now accessible to the wider local community.
The orchestra has had various conductors over the years, some of whom have been studying conducting in the Royal Air Force Music Services, and some highly acclaimed professional conductors have also been kind enough to offer their services in support of this unique orchestra. These have included Roy Goodman, Rod Dunk, Andrew Penny MBE, Stephen Penny, Neil Brizland, Mike Parson, Richard Murray and Chris I'Anson.
Rehearsals generally take place at 3-weekly intervals on Wednesday evenings in the bandroom of the RAF College Band at RAF Cranwell from 7.30 - 9.30pm. However, orchestral members should be aware that the security arrangements at Royal Air Force Cranwell require that all personnel are in possession of a special security pass to gain access to the base to attend rehearsals, therefore prior notification of attendance is required.
Concerts take place at the Whittle Hall, RAF Cranwell.
If you would like further details or would be interested in joining the orchestra please use the 'Contact Us' form below.
Saturday 2 February 2019
It will be an afternoon concert conducted by Mike Howley and the programme will probably be:
William Tell Overture - Rossini
Peter and the Wolf - Prokofiev
Danzon No. 2 - Marquez
Jesus Christ Superstar - Lloyd Webber arr. Henry Mancini
Adagio from Spartacus - Khachaturian and Pirates of the Caribbean - Badelt
Music from 'Frozen' - Lopez
The Sound of Music - Rodgers arr. Robert Russell Bennett
There will also be 2 or 3 vocal numbers sung by Philippa Hobbs of the College Band.
Rehearsal dates should be as follows:
3rd October 18
17th October 18
14th November 18
12th December 18
9th January 19
23rd January 19
30th January 19
As always we try to keep any changes to a minimum but sometimes it is unavoidable due to band commitments