Lorne has been a professional drummer, percussionist and timpani player in the GTA for over 50 years. Originally starting out with the Stratford Festival and as the house percussionist for the O’Keefe Centre. Lorne has continued to be a part of the Toronto theatre scene by playing at the Royal Alexandra Theatre, the Panasonic Theatre and the Pantages Theatre to name a few, and was part of the Canadian touring company of Phantom of the Opera for three years. Lorne was drum set player for the National Arts Centre Orchestra in Ottawa for many years, a percussionist with The National Ballet of Canada Orchestra, was principal percussion with the Canadian Opera Company and was the timpanist with the Hannaford Street Silver Band for 19 years. Currently, Lorne plays with Toronto Concert Orchestra, the Peterborough Symphony, the Ontario Philharmonic, Opera York, the Rose Orchestra and the Toronto Sinfonietta. During the summer and fall of 2015, he played the show “Anne of Green Gables” for Drayton Entertainment.
“When I receive an offer to play with an orchestra, I always base my answer on the quality of music, the conductor, the people I am working with, the concert hall and the city or town I would be in. That is why I always accept this offer with the Oakville Symphony.”