Friends of ES

Friends of Ely Sinfonia: priority booking for The Planets

Our next concert marks the centenary of Holst’s The Planets Suite, and we will be playing it 100 years to the day since the historic first performance on Saturday September 29th 2018.

The Friends’ priority booking period starts on Thursday 26th July.  If you plan to renew your membership and would like the password, please contact the Friends Secretary, Charlotte Dean.


Why not join the Friends of Ely Sinfonia?

Keep up to date on forthcoming concerts and support your local community orchestra!

Click here to download past and current Friends’ newsletters.

Membership costs just £15 per person per annum (runs from September to September). You will receive the following benefits at all concerts and events organised by Ely Sinfonia:

  • advance notice of concerts and events
  • twice-yearly newsletter
  • invitation to open orchestral rehearsal
  • free annual Friends event

You can join online by filling out the form below. Once you have sent the form, payment can be through use of bank transfer (Account No. 61215582 and Sort Code 40-20-38, using the reference Fsub plus your surname) or please post a cheque made payable to Ely Sinfonia to Charlotte Dean, Secretary – Friends of Ely Sinfonia, 38 Dovehouse Close, Ely CB7 4BY. If we are able to claim Gift Aid on your membership or any donations, we would appreciate if you could also complete a Gift Aid form (accessible from the Home Page).

If you have any queries, please email Charlotte at friends@elysinfonia.co.uk

We look forward to welcoming you as a Friend of Ely Sinfonia!

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Ely Sinfonia Letterpress cards

Exclusive to Ely Sinfonia, six witty cards by Gordon Chesterman (Chestermen@icloud.com) are available for £1.50 each or £8 for the set of six (P&P £1).

Email Charlotte Dean Friends@elysinfonia.co.uk to order these unique, handprinted cards.

If your musical terminology is a little rusty, explanations are provided discreetly inside at the foot of the left-hand side of the card which is otherwise left blank for your own message:

New cardsAppassionata – Impassioned, full of high emotion

Vibrato – Undulation of a note’s pitch

Con Brio – With spirit, vigour

Pianissimo – Very quiet

Crescendo – Gradually increasing in volume

VS (Verso subito) – Turn the page quickly.