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St Paul’s Sinfonia was formed in 2004 to perform concerts at the beautiful old Church of St Paul in Deptford. We spent our first 7 seasons there very happily, but in 2011 we spread our wings and moved to new venues. This season is our twelfth, and we continue to go from strength to strength, always supported by you, our audience, whose never-ceasing enthusiasm is the reason why we enjoy performing so much!
Our 2015-16 programme begins with the Sinfonia welcoming a good friend into the concert season proper. Nicholas Jenkins has been conducting the Sinfonia for a number of years during its annual collaboration with New Sussex Opera. He is a fantastic young conductor, who has assisted Simon Rattle at the Salzburg Festival for the last two years; we are hugely looking forward to working with him!
We are delighted to be welcoming back some old friends and making new ones with our soloists this season. Those of you who were lucky enough to attend the Sinfonia’s Queen Elizabeth Hall concert will remember Guy Johnston’s exceptional performance of the Shostakovich concerto, and he returns to work with us again in a special concert in late January 2016. Marcus Andrews completes his Beethoven piano concerto cycle with the Sinfonia, performing No. 3 in March 2016; we welcome Alice Pinto, who performs one of Mozart’s greatest works, the Piano Concerto no. 23 in A major; and in November we host two stars of the firmament: cellist Thomas Carroll and tenor James Gilchrist (who also returns in May).
Several of our new soloists are coming to the Sinfonia to work with us on the music of our Composer in Residence this season. We have a good history of working with French horn players who are also composers, as those of you who have heard works by Timothy Jackson will remember. In his day job, Nicholas Korth is co-principal horn of the BBC Symphony Orchestra; but he is also a wonderful composer, with a deep and abiding interest in orchestral colour. His song settings, of Keats and Gerard Manley Hopkins, are evocative and truly original. We’re very excited to be playing Nick’s music – you’ll be moved and intrigued to hear it!
Tickets for all our concerts are available on the door from 7.00 p.m. on the day of the concert – we hope to see you there in September for the opening concert of our season!