Friends of ES

Why not join the Friends of Ely Sinfonia?

It’s a great way to support this wonderful community orchestra and keep up-to-date on Ely Sinfonia’s forthcoming concerts!

a free public recital in aid of

The Recital Room, Kings School, Ely
3.30pm, Sunday 12th June, 2022

Bingham String Quartet

Bingham String Quartet

Steve Bingham & Marina Gillam, violins  ;  Brenda Stewart, viola  ;  James Halsy, cello

Caroline Shaw…..Entr’acte
an amazing and moving short work by this young American composer, inspired by Haydn!

Mendelssohn…..Quartet in D, op.44 no.1
Life-affirming and exciting, with an amazing mix within it’s four beautiful movements.

plus a surprise final item….not to be missed!

The internationally renowned Bingham Quartet are giving their services free for this recital and it’s open to everyone, so do come along, and remember to tell all your friends! The concert will be followed by drinks and cakes, and a chance to meet the Quartet and members of Ely Sinfonia.


Membership costs just £15 per person per annum (from August to August) and gives you the following benefits:

  • 2 weeks’ priority booking before tickets go on sale to the general public, which means you can choose the best seats!
  • 10% off the cost of tickets to Ely Sinfonia concerts
  • free programme at Ely Sinfonia concerts
  • advance notice of concerts and events
  • invitation to the ‘mini-concert’ after the orchestra’s annual workshop
  • free annual Friends event
  • twice-yearly newsletter with reviews and articles about the orchestra, its players and its concerts

Click here to download past and current Friends’ newsletters

Joining is easy.  Just email Charlotte Dean, Secretary of the Friends of Ely Sinfonia, at for details.

If you are a UK tax payer, we may be able to claim gift aid on your membership or any donations.  Simply complete and return our gift aid form along with your subscription(s).  Click here to download the form (it will download as a Word document, so look for the link at the bottom of your screen and/or in your downloads folder).

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

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 at to order these unique, handprinted cards.

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