James R W Fox
I became the Musical Director of LCO in January 2019. I enjoy light music, particularly, Eric Coates and Leroy Anderson. Away from LCO, I work with choirs and in church music.
I have a passion for musical theatre and am the MD for the Starring Lincoln Theatre Company.
I am working on my PhD at the University of Lincoln, but when I am not doing all that, I am probably tinkering with my vintage Austin car!
Not having played for well over 30 years my husband bought me a trumpet. Despite being very rusty, a friend made me join the Lincoln Concert Orchestra and I was made to feel so welcome.
I have enjoyed immensely the camaraderie and encouragement of my fellow players- creating music together no matter our ability is so satisfying.
I enjoy listening to and playing all genres of music but particularly like playing film music -although brass players are happy to play any piece that has notes!
I now also play with two other orchestras but the LCO has a special place in my heart.
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When I left teaching in 2013 I wanted to return to playing in an orchestra, as I'd thoroughly enjoyed playing in Youth Orchestras in my teens.
I had hardly played my violin for over 30 years and I was rather lacking in confidence, so when I found that the Lincoln Concert Orchestra didn't do auditions for new players I plucked up courage to contact the orchestra, persuaded a teaching friend to come along with me and now it is one of the highlights of my week.
I also play traditional and early music in 2 local bands.
Hello I’m Angela and I’m the Treasurer for the Orchestra. I collect the (very reasonable) subs, pay the bills and keep the books.
I play the cello when I’m not doing that and lead our small but very friendly and forgiving section. I joined the orchestra about 15 years ago and have absolutely loved playing with everyone in rehearsals and concerts. My favourite music is pre-classical.
I used to be a vicar before I retired and now I enjoy my allotment and visiting my grandchildren...when I’m not practicing of course!!
When I retired from teaching in 2013, I decided to take up a new musical instrument, the clarinet, as a hobby. After a while, a member of the present team suggested that we both go to the Lincoln Concert Orchestra. That first trip was quite nerve-wracking! However, the orchestra was a friendly group and I haven’t looked back since.
I like most of the music that we play but my preferences are for music from the musicals.
When not playing or rehearsing, I enjoy walking our very hairy, and somewhat nervy, dog."
I learnt the clarinet at School, I was a member of the school orchestra/concert band. I played for a short time with LCO in the late 1960's before leaving both Lincoln and music behind.
30 years later, I took up the clarinet again and also started saxophone. I returned to Lincoln after taking early retirement and re-joined the orchestra.
I also play with the various other local groups, most notably playing bass clarinet with the “Broadway Trio”, (clarinet, bass clarinet & piano).
Interests outside of music include all things motorcycling and building and flying model aircraft.