Sinfonia is a friendly, welcoming group of adults who are passionate about playing classical music.

 

  • Duration: Tuesday evenings: 17 September 2019 - 23 June 2020; 7 - 9.30PM
  • Venue: Leeds College of Music
  • Fee: £170
  • Age: 18+
  • Tutors: Andrew Watkinson
  • Study Mode: Community Ensemble

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Photography by Tom Arber

About the orchestra

Sinfonia is a friendly, welcoming group of adult learners who are passionate about playing classical music. Tutored by conductor Andrew Watkinson and led by Milka Kalinowska, Sinfonia studies three programmes of music each year, with performances for friends and family in an informal setting.

Rehearsal Dates 

Sinfonia rehearsals run on a Tuesday evening for 30 rehearsals, from Tuesday 17 September 2019 - Tuesday 23 June 2020, 7 - 9.30pm each week.

Please note there are no rehearsals running on the following dates: 29 October, 19 November, 17, 24 & 31 December 2019, 18 February, 10 & 31 March, 7, 14 April, & 26 May 2020.

AUTUMN TERM 2019

Tuesday 17 September - Tuesday 10 December 2019 (please note that there will be no rehearsals on 29 October & 19 November)
Concert: Tuesday 3 December 2019, 8pm, Recital Room

SPRING TERM 2020

Tuesday 7 January - Tuesday 24 March 2020 (please note that there will be no rehearsals on 18 February & 10 March 2020)
Concert: Tuesday 24 March 2020, 8pm, Recital Room

SUMMER TERM 2020

Tuesday 21 April - Tuesday 23 June 2020 (please note that there will be no rehearsal on Tuesday 26 May 2020)
(No performance this term)

The Sinfonia Orchestra is listed on the DS Music Directory of Amateur Orchestras in Yorkshire & Humber.


TASTER SESSION

If you are interested in attending a taster session before committing to the full year, you are welcome to attend the first or second rehearsal of a term free of charge to see if the orchestra is suitable for you. Please email shortcourses@lcm.ac.uk if you would like to attend, and we will let the conductor know to expect you.

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Photography by Tom Arber

New Members

We recruit throughout the year for our Sinfonia. Running from September - June, Sinfonia meets for weekly evening rehearsals, and culminates in a public performance at the end of each term. If you would like to join the Sinfonia, we would love to hear from you. We are particularly keen to hear from string players, especially violas, cellos, double basses, and also have a vacancy for 2nd oboe. That said, we welcome interest from any section as we look to grow our membership going forward. The membership fee is £255, which includes access to our fantastic library facilities for the remainder of the year. No audition is required, but Sinfonia aims to provide orchestral experience for players who have achieved a minimum standard of grade 3 (strings) and grade 5 (wind/brass). Please email shortcourses@lcm.ac.uk to register your interest.

Course Tutors

Concessions

Current full-time LCoM students and staff receive 50% discount on all short courses and LCoM alumni receive 10% discount on all short course fees above £30. Full-time students from other institutions receive 50% discount on all community ensemble bookings and 10% discount on all short course fees above £30. ISM members recieve a 10% discount on course fees over £45. Please note that in all instances we will ask for proof of eligibility.

LCoM Students/Staff

To claim your discount, please ensure you complete the relevant field on the booking form, and enter your LCoM student or staff ID number.  This will reduce the fee online.

This number will be verified on our record system before we confirm your booking.

LCoM Alumni

To claim your discount, please ensure you complete the relevant field on the booking form, and enter the year that you graduated at LCoM. This will reduce the fee online. 

Students in full-time education (other institutions)

To claim your discount, please ensure you complete the relevant field on the booking form, and enter your student ID. This will reduce the fee online. Please bring your student card with you on the first day of your course.

ISM Members

We are pleased to offer ISM members a 10% discount on short course fees above £45. To access the discount simply follow the 'book now' button for the desired course, fill in your details and select 'yes' for the question asking if you are a member of the ISM. When prompted, enter your ISM membership number.

The conservatoire reserves the right to withdraw these discounts at any time.

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