The 2018 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 Mahler’s First Symphony. The date for your diary is Sunday 6th January 2019.

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

12 November 2018 – Given the large numbers of applications we have received for the workshop this year we have remaining places limited to : trombones, tuba, harp, percussion, violin. If you have already sent your registration form we look forward to seeing you in January.

For a link to the music, for those who would like to practice beforehand, follow this link:,_Gustav)

Clarinet part transpositions for clarinet parts 1, 2 and 3 have been kindly provided by Stella Page here: