The Welsh Sinfonia

The Welsh Sinfonia

Charity information

The Welsh Sinfonia

A professional chamber orchestra of between 17 and 35 players, based in Cardiff, offering high quality performances of chamber orchestral music to as wide a range of audiences as possible.

Founded 1989

  • Mission statement

    Our aim is to become the national chamber orchestra for Wales. Chamber orchestral music is under-performed in Wales, and as a result is under-appreciated. We will address this situation through wide ranging exploration of the full chamber orchestral repertoire up to the present day, and in the process create an ensemble equal to other national and European chamber orchestras. We will commission one piece of new work a year from a Welsh composer, and will champion the best of Welsh soloists and instrumentalists.

    We will bring this exciting, more intimate style of music-making to audiences throughout Wales; we will involve younger musicians wherever possible though tailor made education programmes and family concerts; we will also perform in venues which are too small to host larger orchestras, or where live classical music provision is limited.

  • Aims

    The Welsh Sinfonia aims to:

    • to contribute to the repertoire through the commissioning of high quality new work for chamber orhcestra from Welsh and other composers
    • to develop new audiences for chamber orchestral music through imaginative education and outreach projects, exploring the unexpected as well as the familiar
    • To give chamber orchestral concerts within and outside Wales in an exploration of the repertoire from the baroque to the present day
    • to provide professional orchestral accompaniment for Welsh choirs and singers
  • Overview

    Established: June 1989

    Registered Charity Number: 1122525

    Board members: 10

    Part time staff: 3

    Phone number: 01380 831454

    Address: The Wilderness The Butts, Bratton, Westbury, Wilts BA13 4SW

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  • Sounds Unexpected

    We will address a lack of familiarity and involvement in orchestral music evident in many ... More
  • Work and Play

    Presenting chamber orchestral music in a series of unexpected but linked encounters, at w... More
  • Creation of a Welsh National Chamber Orchestra

    There isn’t one in Wales, and there ought to be. It will be able to bear comparison wit... More