Verdi’s Requiem review

A review of ‘Verdi’s Requiem’ by in Ely Cathedral on Saturday 4th May 2019 by Rosemary Westwell It is no wonder that this was a popular event and that this Requiem is performed so often. This night’s performance of Verdi’s Requiem given by Ely Sinfonia, the King’s Lynn Festival Chorus and soloists was magnificent. We…

Where to find our concerts – links to public websites

Find our concerts on the following websites: https://www.babylonarts.org.uk www.bachtrack.com http://www.britevents.com http://www.britinfo.net www.cambridgeconcerts.com www.cambridge-news.co.uk http://www.colc.co.uk www.cambridgeshire.net www.concert-diary.com www.ely.org.uk www.elyimagazine.com https://www.evensi.uk https://www.makingmusic.org.uk http://www.remotegoat.co.uk http://www.skiddle.com/whats-on/Cambridge/CB1 https://www.spottedinely.com https://www.thebestof.co.uk/local/cambridge/events http://www.visitcambridge.org http://www.visiteastofengland.com http://www.visitely.org.uk http://www.wereallneighbours.co.uk http://www.wherecanwego.com  

Programme notes for From Russia with Love

WELCOME One story to the tune of another One of the glories of music is its ability to convey emotions, pictures and stories as we absorb its melodies, harmonies and rhythms. We are all unique, however, so that even within a homogenous cultural community people react differently to the same sounds – unless a piece…

Review of Beethoven’s 9th on 15 July 2017

Local critic Rosemary Westwell wrote the following glowing review of our Beethoven’s 9th’ concert in Ely Cathedral on Saturday 15th July 2017: “The Isle of Ely Arts Festival culminated splendidly with a magnificent concert in Ely Cathedral. Taking part were Ely Choral Society, Ely Sinfonia, Ely Consort and soloists Peyee Chen (soprano), Freya Jacklin (mezzo soprano),…

Review of Symphonie Fantastique, March 2016

Review of Ely Sinfonia’s concert on Saturday 12th March 2016 in Ely Cathedral By Rosemary Westwell Under the expert baton of Steve Bingham, Ely Sinfonia presented a concert of French music in Ely Cathedral on Saturday. The varied programme included ‘Danse Macabre’ by Saint-Saëns, ‘Chants d’Auvergne’ by Canteloube featuring soloist Tara Bungard and ‘Symphonie Fantastique’…

Summer Concert 2015!

Courtesy of Rosemary Weston. “Review of Ely Sinfonia’s ‘Something Old, Some thing, Something Borrowed, Something Blue’ in Ely Cathedral on Friday 19th June 2015 Wow! What a concert. When the orchestral members left the stage mid performance at the end of the first piece, it was a little concerning. However, one glance at the programme was…

Review of Carmina Burana October 2015

We are delighted to share the latest review for Ely Sinfonia, written by local music critic Rosemary Westwell. Review of Ely Sinfonia’s production of ‘Carmina Burana’ Ely Cathedral on Saturday 24th October 2015 Ely Cathedral was packed for the production of ‘Carmina Burana’ on Saturday. Conductor, Steve Bingham, conducted his excellent orchestra, Ely Sinfonia, and…

Reviews – 10th Anniversary Concert October 2009

“Ely Sinfonia, ‘the first high quality orchestral ensemble to be based in Ely’, has certainly blossomed over the past 10 years. The concert in Ely Cathedral presented as a celebration of its 10th anniversary was an excellent tribute to this organization’s talent, musicality and dedication. Conducted by Steve Bingham, the orchestra opened the event with…

Reviews – Sutton June 2009

“Conductor and violinist Steve Bingham, Ely Sinfonia and soloists Helen-Louise Baker (flute) and Daniel de-Fry (harp) presented a magnificent concert in Sutton’s 14th century church recently. The programme was ideal. The event opened and closed with rousing, atmospheric orchestral overtures. Beethoven’s Fidelio Overture opened the concert making the most of Beethoven’s dramatic changes and a…

Reviews – April 2013

“Ely Sinfonia, an orchestra of professional and amateur musicians founded in 1999, has grown to a sizeable and effective group who gave e most enjoyable concert in Ely Cathedral on Saturday. The programme was well chosen and included the popular ‘Hebrides Overture’ (Fingals’ Cave) by Felix Mendelssohn, ‘Horn Concerto no 1’ by Richard Strauss and…