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…

Reviews – Travellers’ Tales October 2010

“Since its inauguration in November 1999, Ely Sinfonia has developed into a formidable presence in the musical world in Ely and a number of new faces in the orchestra for their concert in Ely Cathedral on Saturday added vibrancy and sparkle to this fine group of instrumentalists. In spite of competing with a number of…

Reviews – Northern Lights March 2010

“It is no wonder conductor Steve Bingham is enthusiastic about Ely Sinfonia. Under his baton, this orchestra has continued to grow and develop into one of the finest orchestras in the district. Their concert Northern Lights in Ely Cathedral was a magnificent testament to their expertise. The programme of Scandinavian composers introduced a variety of…

Reviews – Russia Romance to Ruin March 2009

“Since Ely Sinfonia was first launched in November 1999 by Arts Development in East Cambridgeshire (ADeC) with awards from the Millennium Festival Fund and the Eastern Orchestral Board, it has established itself as an artistic force to be reckoned with. Those who were at all skeptical about the feasibility of combining amateur and professional performers…

Reviews – Elgar 2014

“Steve Bingham has reached astounding levels of musicality with Ely Sinfonia. In the concert last night they were positively inspired and brought Elgar’s music alive with almost tangible excitement. While strong patriotism was present, what transfixed us was the sheer joy the musicians exuded as they revelled in Elgar’s sweeping phrases, emotional exuberance, lyrical tenacity…

Review – “Young Person’s Guide”

Review of A Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra in Ely Cathedral on Saturday March 3rd 2012 by Rosemary Westwell “A new spark of excitement was created by Steve Bingham when he conducted Ely Sinfonia for their concert A Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra in Ely Cathedral last Saturday. Under his baton, not only…