the Lavender Cafe Orchestra

for the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer

communities of Yorkshire and beyond.

Balls, tea-dances and special events.

Play with us

The Lavender Cafe Orchestra needs musicians who can play to a reasonable standard, eg Grade 5 for a starting point.

Our main performances are for the LGBTQ community but that doesn't mean you have to feel that you fit into any of those identities, yourself. It would be quite helpful if you like the sort of music we play or you can compose.

Rehearsals are in Saltaire, Shipley and are on Sunday afternoons every few weeks prior to an event. At the moment, we're running at a loss and we've asked musicians to make a voluntary contribution  to the orchestra's expenses.

Get in touch if you want to try us out:

We're looking for in particular:

Brass and strings


Helpers on the night

the Lavender Cafe Orchestra

Musical Director: Gillian

Bean Counter: Wendy Robinson

© The Lavender Cafe Orchestra 2018