Friends of ES

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The annual concert and tea party for the Friends of Ely Sinfonia will be held at 4pm on Sunday 11th February 2018. It will be a surprise concert – our strings section will spend the Saturday deciding what to play and the Sunday perfecting it. Expect a cornucopia of delights, Expect a cornucopia of delights, including a mix of baroque, classical and later music!

The concert, tea and cakes will be free to members of the Friends of Ely Sinfonia; for non-members, there will be a £2 charge for tea and cakes.

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 (£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
  • discounted tickets
  • 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 you have any queries, please email Charlotte at

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

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Please note that by ticking the above box you are agreeing to allow Ely Sinfonia to hold the details you submit in their database, and to contact you from time to time using these details. Ely Sinfonia do not pass any of your details to third parties in any way whatsoever.


Ely Sinfonia Letterpress cards

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

Email Charlotte Dean 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.