Case Stories

Volunteer Case Studies

Beatrice Edwards



Volunteer Matters, An Interview with The People’s Orchestra Volunteer Project Manager - October 2015

Flash Mobs

Virgin Trains

Orchestra Flash Mob on the 11.03 Virgin Trains Service from London, Euston. Thank you to Virgin Trains, Trinity Mirror & Blue Monday for a wonderful day.


Watch what happens when The People's Orchestra answer a call from Oxfam. To thank the lovely people at Yogscast for raising loads of money for Oxfam our orchestra flash mobbed a Yogscast Q&A session during the EGX2015 event at the NEC in Birmingham. The video shows the orchestra rehearsing the piece and taking up their seats for the surprise, with Yogscast totally unaware of what's about to unfold. Thank you to everyone who contributed to make this event a great success. £450k raised!


On March 22nd 2015 we decided to flashmob our own orchestra...just because we could Uptown Funk is not our usual rep but a bit of a change. Only those playing knew about it, most of the orchestra and the Principal Conductor John Brennan were unaware anything was about to happen. Thank you to Amrit! It was a bit of fun

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When we started

Who Are TPO?

Why not let our staff, players and volunteers tell you! Thanks to Liam Anslow, Lakhvir Kumar, Annie Routley, Minnie Pawsey, Matthew Wood, Elle Marshall, Chris Bentley, Serena Patel, Beatrice Edwards and Nigel Tyson for appearing on camera for us!

Superhero’s Legends July 2017

Superhero’s Legends July 2017

Walking in the Air

Nigel Tyson, Principal Trumpet player for The People's Orchestra practicing Walking in the Air ahead of the orchestras trip to Malvern Theatres where we played live to a screening of The Snowman on the 7th December. The People's Orchestra is conducted by John Brennan Video - Nigel Tyson Editing - Ashley Bott

Mayfly Festival 2018

Midsummer Night Ball June 2015

The Great Orchestra Challenge