Friday, 8 December 2017

Welcome to the North Downs Sinfonia

North Downs Sinfonia
We are an amateur symphony orchestra which plays a wide repertoire of orchestral music, with concerts twice a year at Tatsfield Village Hall, in Surrey.

Our aim is to provide a concert programme that is varied and entertaining, with a number of popular favourites, but do not shy away from occasionally  playing the less well known or more challenging work as part of our repertoire.

Huge thanks to everyone who made our sell-out Autumn concert this year such a success. Francis Griffin (conductor) Davide Sorrentino (soloist) made it an evening to remember and we hope to see many of you again next year. A review of the concert can be seen here.

On Sunday 7th January we will welcome Alex Trigg to play Haydn's Piano Concerto No. 11 as part of our Young Soloists concert.

If you wish to receive occasional news of the North Downs Sinfonia, including information about forthcoming concerts, please contact us and join our mailing list.

Friday, 1 December 2017

December 2017 Rehearsal

The Christmas rehearsal this year will be in preparation for our Young Soloists concert on the 7th January. The schedule is as follows (please note flutes, clarinets and trumpets are not needed till 3pm)
2.00-3.00Haydn Piano Concerto no. 11
3.00-3.20Marriage of Figaro overture
3.20-3.50Breaksausage rolls, mince pies, etc will be available
3.50-5.00Mendelssohn Sympohony no. 1, mvts. 3 and 4

Wednesday, 1 November 2017

2017 Autumn Concert

For concert performers

If you are playing in the concert on 11th November and would like a meal between the rehearsal and concert, please make sure you order in advance. You can either email Peter Maynard or print off the slip that was emailed on the 29th October.

There will be both vegetarian and gluten-free options, and the cost is £5.

Saturday, 9 September 2017

2018 Rehearsal Schedule

The 2018 rehearsal schedule has been finalised and can be found here. You can also click the link at the top of this page.

Saturday, 6 May 2017

Revised rehearsal schedule

Please note the schedule for tomorrow's rehearsal has been changed. The timings on the rehearsal schedule page have been revised accordingly.
If you intend to take up the offer of the meal at the Old Ship, please let Peter know either at the rehearsal or by email by end of play tomorrow

Wednesday, 1 February 2017

2017 Spring Concert schedule

The full rehearsal schedule for our spring 2017 concert has been finalised and can be viewed here.

Saturday, 7 January 2017

January Rehearsal Schedule

The schedule for tomorrow's rehearsal is as follows.
Please note flutes, clarinets and bassoons are not required for the Haydn Keyboard Concerto so need to be ready to play by 2.50 and not 2 o'clock:

2.00 - 2.50:Haydn Keyboard Concerto (no flutes, clarinets or bassoons)
2.50 - 3.15:Bruch
3.15 - 3.30:Tea/coffee
3.30 - 4.10:Bruch final rehearsal and run-through
4.10 - 5.00:Haydn Symphony no. 104

The full rehearsal for 2017 can be found here.

Tuesday, 3 January 2017

Young Performers

Our first rehearsal of the new year will highlight some of the talented young musicians in the area. Alex Trigg will be playing the Haydn Keyboard Concerto no. 11 and Emily Trubshaw will play the Bruch Violin Concerto no. 1