Jerwood Foundation

Jerwood Hall

LSO St Luke's, London

UBS and LSO Music Education Centre at St Luke's, London
Architects: Levitt Bernstein Associates
Opened in March 2003

Jerwood Foundation made a grant of £1 million towards London Symphony Orchestra's transformation of Hawksmoor's Grade 1 Listed St Luke's Church in EC1 from a derelict building into a unique education and performing arts venue. Levitt Bernstein Associates carried out the award-winning restoration and rebuild. LSO St Luke's, with the Jerwood Hall at its heart, was opened on 27 March 2003 by Baroness Blackstone, then Minister for the Arts.

LSO St Luke's, including the Jerwood Hall, is the home of LSO's Discovery education and community programme. The Jerwood Hall provides space for LSO's rehearsals, recordings, masterclasses and recitals, including free lunchtime concerts. It also also hosts regular creative music-making workshops.

London Symphony Orchestra

The London Symphony Orchestra was founded in 1904 and since 1982 has been based in the Barbican Centre. It is dedicated to bringing music to everyone and its new UBS and LSO Music Education Centre at nearby LSO St Luke's is now the UK's leading orchestral music education centre.

LSO Jerwood Composer+

Supported by Jerwood Arts, LSO Jerwood Composer+ is a 16 month programme which offers two emerging composers the opportunity to programme, plan and deliver two concerts at the Jerwood Hall at LSO St Luke's, enabling them to showcase new music by both themselves and other composers whilst gaining entrepreneurial skills through mentoring from key LSO staff. These concerts make a substantial contribution to the diversity of the music programme for audiences at LSo St Luke's. The 2017/18 composers were Emma-Jean Thackray and Jasmin Kent Rodgman; the 2018/19 composers are Amir Konjani and Daniel Kidane.



Jerwood Hall, LSO St Luke's © Architects: Levitt Bernstein Associates