Virgin Sport British 10K Run
For the last three 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, 2017 and 2018 raised over £35,000.
In 2018, the LPO celebrated 30 Years of our Education and Community Programme, and our efforts to share the wonder of orchestral music with everyone. All the money raised contributed 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.