Virgin Sport British 10K Run
For the last two years Team LPO have taken to the streets of London to take part the British 10K and raise money for BrightSparks, the Orchestra’s schools concerts. BrightSparks enables 10,000 young people each year, from 224 schools throughout our South London communities and further afield, to attend one of our live schools concerts, many for the very first time. Team LPO’s participation in the British 10K in 2016 and 2017 raised over £27,400, and we are putting together a team to run again in 2018.
This year we are raising money for and in celebration of 30 Years of our Education and Community Programme, and our efforts to share the wonder of orchestral music with everyone. Money raised will contribute to the ongoing running of fantastic Education and Community projects such as FUNharmonics, LPO Soundworks and Foyle Future Firsts to name but a few. The experience of hearing a live performance, playing a musical instrument or taking part in a workshop can lead to a lifetime of enjoyment, engagement and even a professional career.
See some examples of how the London Philharmonic Orchestra’s Education and Community programme has impacted lives here.
As we celebrate the 30th year of the Education department, we are excited that this year's Team LPO consists of LPO Staff, Players, Board Members and Education Project Participants who have benefited directly from our Education programme. We encourage you to get involved too, either by supporting our Finely Tuned Athletes, or by running as part of Team LPO yourself!