St Paul’s Sinfonia was formed in 2004 to perform concerts at the beautiful St Paul’s Church 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 sixteenth, and we continue to go from strength to strength, always supported by you, our audience, whose never-ceasing enthusiasm and support is the reason why we enjoy performing so much!
We are over the moon to be back with you all again after 18 months which have been incredibly difficult for the performing arts. Our programs contain music that has been postponed by over a year, and music that we had planned for the sadly cancelled 2020-21 season.
We have concerto performances by internationally renowned soloists including welcome revisits from violinist Jennifer Pike and cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason, and first time performances with St Pauls from the virtuoso oboist James Turnbull and superstar mezzo soprano Kitty Whately.
We also welcome soloists from within the orchestra – cellists Jay Jenkinson in September and Alison Holford in November – and we can’t wait to meet baritone Louis Hurst in December and soprano Marrianne Town Smith in May.
We also have two concerts directed by guests – the Christmas concert, for which we are delighted to be working again with Stephen Devine, and the March concert, which has been spaced specially devised around International Women’s Day, in which we will be working with BBC Music award winner John Andrews. We try to program a diverse and eclectic range of repertoire at all our concerts, but we are particularly proud of this one, which we think will be a real eye-opener.
Don’t miss a note! We hope to see you at one of our concerts very soon!