City of London Sinfonia

City of London Sinfonia

Charity information

City of London Sinfonia

City of London Sinfonia has built an outstanding reputation at the forefront of British chamber orchestras through its diverse range of performances, recordings and transformational community work.

Founded 1971

  • Mission statement

    One of the UK’s leading chamber orchestras, City of London Sinfonia (CLS), was founded in 1971 by the late Richard Hickox. Led by Creative Director Alexandra Wood, the Orchestra has earned a reputation for strong, distinctive programming, outstanding performances and recordings, and a passion for music in the community.

    Performing throughout the UK and abroad, CLS makes regular appearances at all the major London concert halls as well as St Paul’s Cathedral, BBC Proms and as the resident orchestra in Opera Holland Park.

    Away from the concert hall, CLS musicians work creatively with schools and community projects, with a particular focus on the field of health and wellbeing. They also work innovatively with corporate businesses, offering mindful meditation through the medium of music.

  • Aims

    City of London Sinfonia aims to:

    • Devise compelling, distinctive programmes that enrich the artistic experience of all with whom we engage.
    • Bring the inspiration and joy of live music into the heart of new communities.
    • Make our performances unquestionably different through new formats and new commissions.
    • Lift barriers between the Orchestra and its audiences to build a greater sense of family, warmth and friendliness.
  • Overview

    Established: March 1971

    Registered Charity Number: 286818

    Board members: 12

    Full time staff: 7

    Part time staff: 2

    Volunteers: 2

    Phone number: 020 3096 0081

    Address: 1st Floor Radisson Court, 219 Long Lane, London SE1 4PB

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