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 our 21-22 season we are looking forward to two exciting new pieces. ‘A Hymn to the Thames’ is a new oboe concerto by the distinguished composer Robert Saxton. The work takes us on a journey from the source of the Thames to the capital where we may hear music that reminds us of our spiritual home in Greenwich. We also look forward to a new Cello Concerto by David Wallace, written for our principal cello Alison Holford.
In addition to its main concert programming, the Sinfonia has occasionally run 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!