Wednesday, 1 November 2017

2018 Autumn Concert


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.

Our Spring Concert this year was another success for the orchestra. Many thanks go to Michael Hitchcock and Sylvia Seaton for their enthusiasm and hard work, as well as the Maynard family who put in a huge amount of effort behind the scenes. Last, but by no means least, thank you to every audience member who came to listen.

We hope to see as many of you as possible in our concert on Saturday 11th November when tenor Davide Sorrentino will be performing a selection of operatic arias. Our conductor for the event will be Francis Griffin and we will also be performing Dvořák's 7th Symphony.

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