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London Musical Theatre Orchestra offers audience chance to conduct

The orchestra will perform a special concert at St Albans Cathedral

London Musical Theatre Orchestra
London Musical Theatre Orchestra
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The London Musical Theatre Orchestra are to offer one audience member the chance to conduct during a show at St Albans Cathedral.

A Night on Broadway will feature songs from shows such as Wicked and Mamma Mia!, and during the evening, a charity auction will be held offering the highest bidder the chance to conduct the 30-strong orchestra for one song in the second act.

The concert will be held on 13 May, with proceeds from the concert split between the High Sheriff of
Hertfordshire’s Fund, distributed across the county to charities and community organisations, St Albans Cathedral and the London Musical Theatre Orchestra. For more information, click here.

LMTO was launched in June last year as the world's first professional orchestra dedicated to musical theatre.

Last month, the group performed a concert of Honeymoon in Vegas at the London Palladium, conducted bu the show's writer Jason Robert Brown, and starring Samantha Barks, Arthur Darvill and Simon Lipkin. In July, the company will perform Leonard Bernstein's Candide at Cadogan Hall.