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Sinfonia goes from strength to strength

Posted on August 19 2013 at 2:03:59

Midland Sinfonia

Among the many professional and amateur orchestras and ensembles in the region today, The Midland Sinfonia, a professional chamber orchestra based in Alvechurch, has been entertaining music lovers since 1995.

The aim of its founder and first music director, Nigel Morley, was to bring professional classical music to the people of the Midlands and elsewhere. As well as performing in Alvechurch and Bromsgrove, where it has built up a loyal following, the orchestra has played as far afield as France, Poland and Jersey.

It quickly established a reputation for performing varied programmes to a very high standard; it consists of some of the finest professional players in the area and regularly features guest artists of national and international repute.

It has attracted sponsors and patrons who contribute financially to the high costs of maintaining a professional orchestra. Under Richard Laing, music director since Nigel moved from the area, The Midland Sinfonia goes from strength to strength.

Each season, from October to June, the orchestra promotes a series of chamber music concerts and a Young Musicians’ Showcase to give performance opportunities to young players.

The 2013/14 Season, which presents six concerts, begins on October 12 at The Artrix, Bromsgrove with a programme including Mendelssohn’s Hebrides Overture,
Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto and Beethoven’s Symphony No.3 Eroica.

Music director Richard Laing will be the conductor and Nathaniel Vallois is guest soloist.

The Sinfonia then looks forward to a candlelit concert in St Laurence Church, Alvechurch on December 7 and a fundraising Quiz and Supper Evening at The Ark, St Laurence Church on November 16.

Please see http://www.midlandsinfonia.co.uk for full details.

Photo/Keith Woolford

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