South London Community Music is an umbrella charity. Its origins go back over twenty years.
We aim to encourage and foster music-making, together with and for the community, in a welcoming, supportive and inclusive atmosphere. Our rehearsal space and storage are based in South London. We perform in London, the UK and also abroad from time to time.
We are based in Mostyn Road Methodist Church London SW9 6PH. We are immensely grateful for the warm welcome we have received from the Minister and the Church.
Our overall membership is about 160. However we have no office and the Board of Trustees are all volunteers.
SLCM has three affiliated ensembles:
All are formed from and run voluntarily by enthusiastic, talented musicians and singers, of all backgrounds and all adult ages.
We have an ‘open door’ policy, with no auditions or other bar to entry. As well as making music, we understand the importance of socialising. SLCM organises joint social events combining all three groups, and our ensembles organise their own too. They also arrange tours, sometimes abroad, from time to time.
If this sounds like fun, why not come along and join in? This site tells you briefly about each ensemble, but please follow the links to their dedicated websites for full details and information on how to join.
The 2018 London Marathon and beyond . . .
An annual event for our two bands, once again SLJO played on the pavement near the Rotherhithe Tunnel Roundabout, and South London Symphonic Winds in Jamaica Road, about half a mile further along the route. The bands played for nearly four hours – two hours longer than usual and it was hot and sunny – but we know the runners had a much harder time of it. They particularly appreciated the Jazz Orchestra’s vocalist singing “Blue Skies” and “It’s Too Darn Hot”!
Over the summer all our groups have lots of performances – some are free and in the open air – including on the Royal Parks’ beautiful bandstands – and with Lindy Hop dancers! (Please visit the ensemble websites for details.)