The London Accordion Orchestra (previously the Morley Accordion Orchestra) came to life in 1999 with the aim of promoting and performing compositions for accordion orchestra, as well as to develop players of the instrument.
The main orchestra focuses on playing original repertoire and commissions composers to write new works specifically for the London Accordion Orchestra.
The orchestra released their new album "Flight" with original compositions for accordion orchestra on Sotones Records in March 2017. The album was recorded at the world-famous Abbey Road Studios and is available from our online store. Check out the official video for the release here:
Music, publishing and more from the London Accordion Orchestra.
Largest selection of new and second hand accordions displayed and available in the UK. Easy parking. Part exchange welcome. Every instrument comes with a full 3 year guarantee.
Our Intermediate orchestra host the wonderful Leipzig Accordion Ensemble for a joint concert on 1st July at 3:30pm. The concert will take place at St. Gabriel's Church, Warwick Square, Pimlico. This performance is part of our successful 'Bellows Across Borders' series which has seen us give concerts in London with orchestras from Holland, Ireland and Germany.
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Hi Ian, thank you very much for signing my CD recorded at Abbey Road. It is a fantastic piece of work. I like it very much. Derek Blyth gave it to me when he visited me recently. He got his instrument from shop and we became friends. I will definitely drop by next time I visit the UK. All the best to you and your colleagues Martin Hommerich
The orchestra arrived home late last night after a memorable weekend in Nuremberg. Two sold out concerts with very appreciative audiences. We were overwhelmed by the extraordinary hospitality of the Nürnberger Akkordeonorchester Willi Münch e. V. and the Nürnberger Akkordeon-Ensemble. Thanks to everyone who looked after us so well, organised the weekend and attended the concerts. Particular thanks to Martina Janschak, Marco Röttig, Manfred Elbacher and of course, Stefan Hippe. We hope to welcome you in London again soon.
How wonderful to be met at the airport by members of Nuremberg Accordion Orchestra with champagne! Enjoying a sightseeing day before the concert tomorrow.
***LAO on tour***
The orchestra is flying to Nürnberg today to give a joint concert on Sunday with the wonderful Nürnberg Accordion Orchestra. A strong link has developed between our orchestras and we can't wait to catch up with our good friends. The venue is this stunning museum of modern art.
Our Abbey Road album 'Flight' has almost sold out, only around 30 copies left of the first edition. If you haven't got yours yet head over to our website.
Our next concert is on the 30th April in Nürnberg, Germany. It's a joint concert with the world leading Nürnberg Accordion Orchestra. Hoping to see many German friends of LAO there. Direct flights go from Stansted for any Brits interested in having a weekend in this beautiful city...