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

New Sussex Opera triumph!

The Sinfonia’s 2013 collaboration with New Sussex Opera proved a delight for all – players, singers and audiences alike.  Chabrier’s L’Etoile (Lucky Star in Jeremy Sams’s superb translation) is a frothy, effervescent cocktail with more than a soupçon of Offenbach or, for UK audiences, a hint of Gilbert and Sullivan.  It proved a hit for Rupert Christiansen in the Daily Telegraph as well, who wrote in his review that ‘St Paul’s Sinfonia played with terrific verve under Nicholas Jenkins’ – which was very nice to read!  You can see the whole review by clicking here

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