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!
- 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