I thought I'd review this - although maybe no-one will see my comment due to it being May 1st already! I had a very enjoyable hour at St Michael's listening to this programme by the Brixton Chamber Orchestra. Must confess I was a few minutes late - but the running order was as far as I can remember was this. Apologies if I've omitted anything. 1. Mendelssohn Italian Symphony (No 4) - finale 2. Bach violin concerto in E Major slow movement 3. Mozart Symphony No 40 in G minor - opening movement 4. Mozart Horn Concerto no 4 - finale 5. Brahms Intermezzo from Symphony no 1 6. Elgar Cello Concerto slow movement 7. Haydn Trumpet Concerto in E flat - finale 8. Mozart Symphony No 41 "Jupiter" - finale My feeling about the performance were that this was an amateur orchestra, so one doesn't expect perfection. Nevertheless there was some quite good playing here. The venue - St Michael's Church, is interesting in itself being a sort of mid-Victorian Gothic building, but unusual in having cast iron columns to support the internal balcony and roof. The altar is - again unusually - at the west end of the church and there is modern stained glass in the apse above the altar. Maybe the original got blown out in the war? The performances were vibrant - though the whole affair looked a bit more Stockwell than Brixton. In terms of sound balance the horns sounded very loud to me in the symphonic pieces - this may be to do with playing in a building like that - wooden panelling tends to reinforce brass instruments I think. The programme had something for everyone who likes conventional classical music. I was very moved by the Elgar, which seemed near perfect and I also greatly enjoyed the Brahms. This was played slower than normal I think, but came over full of affection. I hope this group can play some more, and that people will discover how good they are.