Portsmouth Light Orchestra


Portsmouth Light Orchestra is an amateur orchestra that started in 1936. It performs concerts supporting charities as well as funding the orchestra’s expenses.

There are about 32 members and we meet weekly on Tuesday evenings to rehearse and enjoy making music. As the title of the orchestra suggests, we play a variety of light and classical music.

We perform concerts for charitable events and other good causes. Our aim is to enable players of varying ages and standards to play and enjoy music once a week in a friendly and relaxed environment. We rehearse diligently in preparation for our concerts and gain much pleasure from this experience.

Events by this performer
May 18, 2024
Admission £7 adults. Accompanied under-16s free. Tickets from Val Loft – 023 9237 1135. By Portsmouth Light Orchestra.
December 17, 2023
Join us for a family concert of Christmas music and carols. Support us by buying tickets for our festive raffle – lots of lovely goodies! Enjoy a mince pie and cuppa afterwards courtesy of volunteers from Buckland Community Centre. Donations...
October 14, 2023
Repertoire TBC. Tickets £7, Accompanied Under-16’s Free Contact Val Loft on 023 9237 1135 to book tickets.
May 20, 2023
Admission £7 adults. Accompanied under-16s free. Tickets from Val Loft – 023 9237 1135.
December 11, 2022
Christmas Fanfare, carol (tba), Christmas Festival, carol (tba), Christmas Medley, Little Drummer Boy, Celebration of Christmas, Walking in the Air, Polar Express, Radetzky March. A family concert, which will include a festive raffle. Mince pies and coffee will be served...
October 15, 2022
An exciting, toe-tapping evening of a variety ranging from classical through to 20th century music. English Folk Song Suite, Overture Lustspiel, Belle of the Ball, Carmen selection. Pineapple Poll (1, 5 and 8), The Waltzing Cat, Danny Boy, Nocturne (Sibelius),...
April 2, 2022
Beethoven’s overture – King Stephen Stravinsky’s Berceuse from The Firebird. Admission £7 for adults – free admission for accompanied under 16-year-olds.