The 2017 workshop Ely Sinfonia was a huge success! These workshops provide a great opportunity for people who are returning to playing after a break, for students who want to experience playing with a full symphony orchestra, or people who just want to learn something new.

For people who like to plan ahead, now is the time to book your place! We will spend the day working on Holst’s The Planets  suite, first performed in 1918. The date for your diary is Sunday 7th January 2018.

The application form can be found here, but if you would like to go on the mailing list to receive further details of this or any of our other workshops, please email Dave McLeish on

For a link to the music, for those who would like to practice beforehand, follow this link:,_Op.32_(Holst,_Gustav)