New Music

Since its inception, St Paul’s Sinfonia has placed new and contemporary music at the very heart of its programme planning.  It has commissioned and/or premièred works from such composers as William Attwood, Mark Bowden, Elena Firsova, Timothy Jackson and Anna Meredith, as well as featuring other recent works by these composers.  In addition to its main concert programming, the Sinfonia runs a Young Composers Competition, which aims to raise the profile of talented composers still at the dawn of their careers.

Below is a list of the works St Paul’s Sinfonia has commissioned and/or premièred to date.  Some of our performances will soon be available to listen to on Soundcloud – watch this space!

  • CHRIS MAYO – Your future, ore smelter; better future, wharf spike
  • EMILY HALL – 26 horsepower
  • MARK BOWDEN – dark night day light
  • ANNA MEREDITH – butterfly flower
  • JOSHUA KOPECEK – Violin Concerto
  • LAURENCE ROMAN – Concertino for Viola
  • WILLIAM ATTWOOD – Double bass Concerto
  • MATT ROGERS – ‘exiles’
  • MATT ROGERS – no fear of the readiness potential
  • ELENA FIRSOVA – Cello Concerto No. 4
  • STUART HANCOCK – ‘One Week’
  • TIMOTHY JACKSON – Intrada (string orchestra version)
  • TIMOTHY JACKSON – Four Lancashire Folksong Settings



Recent Posts

February 2015 – programme change!

We are very sorry to have to announce that Elena Riu, who was scheduled to be performing Manuel de Falla’s Nights in the Garden of Spain with the Sinfonia in February, has had to withdraw as she has an injured wrist.

We are very hopeful that we will be able to reschedule Elena’s performance with us in our 2015-16 season – but in the meantime, we will be performing Beethoven’s Symphony No. 8 instead.  This might seem like a slightly unrelated replacement, but it has a close link to our other work in the first half of the concert, Colin Matthews’s Grand Barcarolle.  We very much hope you can join us for an excellent concert – it’s going to be a particularly good one!

  1. New Sussex Opera triumph! Comments Closed
  2. Our 2013-14 programme is here! Comments Closed
  3. St Paul’s is Associate Orchestra with the Gipsy Hill Federation! Comments Closed
  4. Change of programme – and soloist! Comments Closed
  5. St Paul’s and New Sussex Opera – Best of the Year! Comments Closed
  6. 4-star review from Daily Telegraph for Edgar! Comments Closed
  7. Lovely review of our Otello performance Comments Closed
  8. 2012-13 season announced! Comments Closed
  9. St Paul’s Sinfonia to play for New Sussex Opera, October 2012 Comments Closed