Peter has been playing flute/piccolo with the LGSO since 2004 and has been on committee since 2005. He is responsible for the overall smooth running of the orchestra and the development of the group as a whole. Not wanting too much variation in life, in his day job he is Concerts & Tours Manager of the Gabrieli Consort & Players and is also Orchestra Manager of the London Musical Theatre Orchestra. He can also regularly be found under the stages of various London theatres, playing a variety of woodwind instruments (with varying levels of success) in pit bands for musicals.
Derek Benton – Flute
Adam Clarke – Viola
Marketing & Publicity
Gary Clarke – Clarinet
Gary has been playing clarinet with the orchestra for over 10 years and joined the committee in 2009. He doesn’t have a fixed role but generally helps out across the board. In his spare time he keeps busy working for a global media company.
Helen Cook – Violin
Friends & Volunteer Manager
Helen has played at the back of the second violins since 2004 and joined the committee five years later. She organises front of house and the volunteers for our concerts as well as administering our Friends scheme. Helen plays in the orchestra as an antidote to her more cerebral week-time pursuit of teaching Science to teenagers.
Govind Kharbanda – Violin
Govind has been playing violin with the LGSO for more than 10 years now and loves every minute of it! He designs the programmes for every concert and aspires for the day that he successfully spells everyone’s name correctly. His day job is managing UK business development for an international music and performing arts exams board, promoting assessments and publications to teachers, retailers and music services.
James Patrick – Trombone
Ed Price – Violin
Francis Yongblah – Violin
Francis has been in the orchestra since 2012. In 2014 he joined the committee. Francis has enjoyed organising charity fund raising at concerts which included raising over £200 for Great Ormond Street Hospital and £128 for Opening Doors London. He’s also been involved with organising flyering runs, finding venues for smaller impromptu concerts, sorting out T-shirts, arranging catering and communicating with external organisations. One thing that Francis always ensures is that he attends the socials, especially if there is wine!