It is with sadness that the Trustees of SLCM announce the passing, on September 5, 2023, of Bob Bridges, the Music Director Emeritus of South London Community Music. Under the umbrella organisation of SLCM, Bob was instrumental in setting up and conducting South London Symphonic Winds, South London Jazz Orchestra, and London Sings!. Although he had stepped down from his active conducting roles a few years ago he was always interested in what the organisation and its members were doing in spite of his failing health.
We hope to celebrate his life and contribution to SLCM with various events over the coming months.
Welcome to South London Community Music (SLCM)
SLCM is the umbrella charity for three music-making ensembles:
A big band playing swing, latin, funk and blues
A wind orchestra playing classical, popular, modern and marches
A choir singing jazz, musical theatre, contemporary and classical
The objectives of the charity are to ‘advance, improve, develop and maintain public education in, and appreciation of, the art and science of music including through rehearsals and public performances’.
Our three ensembles encourage and foster music-making in a welcoming, supportive and inclusive atmosphere. We rehearse at Mostyn Road Methodist Church in London SW9 and our ensembles perform regularly throughout London and beyond.
We encourage our ensembles to form links with the local community, to work with local schools and community groups, and to take initiatives that will enrich people’s musical experiences. We pursue a policy of open membership and do not require auditions.