London Mozart Players



Experience a full professional orchestra live on stage at the Mercury Theatre.

We're incredibly excited that the world-renowned orchestra London Mozart Players are coming to the Mercury Theatre on 16 February. 

Two stunning soloists, James Gilchrist and Ben Goldscheider will join the orchestra to perform Mendelssohn, Britten and Mozart, all conducted by Orlando Jopling.

An uplifting concert to lighten up a grey February, and a perfect romantic treat for someone special. A pretty unique event as well - we can't remember the last time a world-class orchestra like this appeared in Colchester. 

Mendelssohn Midsummer Night’s Dream Overture
Britten Serenade for Tenor, Horn and Strings 
Mozart Jupiter Symphony  

A co-production between the Roman River Festival and the Mercury Theatre.



Founded in 1949 by Harry Blech, the London Mozart Players are one of the world’s finest orchestras, dedicated to harnessing the passion and talent of our musicians so our audiences can revel in the joy of world-class live performance. LMP have a unique musical pedigree; its rich history connects it to the greatest names in classical music, while its pioneering approach to music-making marks the orchestra as a world leader.




James’ extensive concert repertoire has seen him perform in major concert halls throughout the world. Recent highlights have included Britten’s Church Parables in St Petersburg, London and at the Aldeburgh Festival, Handel at the Teatro Real, Madrid, Solomon with Les Violons du Roy, Schumann’s Das Paradies und die Peri and Die Schöpfung at the Leipzig Gewandhaus, Britten’s Nocturne Tokyo and War Requiem with the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra. In J.S. Bach’s great Passions of St John and St Matthew, James is recognised as the finest Evangelist of his generation.



Nominated by the Barbican as an ECHO Rising Star for the 2021/22 season, Ben Goldscheider has given recitals at major concert halls across Europe including at the Concertgebouw, Musikverein, Pierre Boulez Saal, Elbphilharmonie, Koln Philharmonie and Wigmore Hall amongst others. Ben is a member of the Pierre Boulez Ensemble and principal horn of the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra. He was a prize-winner at the 2019 YCAT International Auditions and a BBC Young Musician Concerto Finalist in 2016.




Orlando Jopling has guest-conducted the English Chamber Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and Irish Chamber Orchestra and regularly works as a guest conductor and music staff at the Royal Opera House, the Royal Ballet and English National Ballet. He has conducted over 25 opera productions with Savoy Opera, Carl Rosa, Independent Opera, British Youth Opera and the Schönbrunn Orchestra. He co-founded Tête à Tête and Essex’s Stanley Hall Opera and is Artistic Director of Roman River Music and Wild Arts, a brand new opera company attempting to work within planetary limitations. 

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London Mozart Players


Mercury Theatre, Balkerne Gate, Colchester, Essex, CO1 1PT

Tel: 01206 573948

Opening Times

Season (16 Feb 2023)


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