OUR NEXT CONCERT: 100 years to the day since its first performance, we play Holst’s The Planets, Ely Cathedral, Saturday 29th September 2018
One hundred years to the day after its first performance, Gustav Holst’s magnificent Planets Suite will ring out in Ely Cathedral, on Saturday 29th September 2018, when Ely Sinfonia takes to the stage under the baton of its conductor Steve Bingham. Right from the moment of its world première, conducted by Sir Adrian Boult in the Queen’s Hall, London, The Planets has been Holst’s most popular, influential, widely performed and frequently recorded of all his works, with Jupiter and Mars among some of the most recognised of all English music.
Also on the programme is Holst’s first major orchestral work, his Cotswolds Symphony, described by Classic fM’s Anne-Marie Minhall as “a superb joyful piece with hints of greatness to come.”
The concert starts, fittingly, with the world première of a piece by a modern, local composer. Phil Toms’ Great War Overture will paint a picture of life in the trenches that will echo down the past hundred years: fitting tribute in the wonderful surroundings of Ely Cathedral.
Tickets for this landmark concert will go on sale in the summer.
The Isle of Ely Festival
Our very own Steve Bingham and Jeremy Harmer are involved in some of the concerts as part of the Isle of Ely Festival. Do come along to them if you can!
New Ely Sinfonia Cards for sale!
For more information and to see a sneak peak of the cards and how to order them, please visit the Friends of Ely Sinfonia page
Orchestra Membership and Donations
For those who have not yet paid their membership for 2017-2018, please click here to a Word copy of the form. For any queries, please contact the membership secretary at Elysinf@gmail.com.
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Ely Sinfonia’s next workshop, which will be open to anyone who has reached grade V or above, will be on Sunday 7th January 2018. For a copy of the application form, please click here.
If you are interested in finding out more, please visit the Workshops page.
Friends of Ely Sinfonia
January 2018 Newsletter: the latest version of the Friends of Ely Sinfonia newsletter has been published, and can be found here.
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We look forward to seeing you at our concerts and workshops.