About Wycombe Sinfonia
Conductor - John Dunnett
When I founded Wycombe Sinfonia in 1985, with the then leader Pam Abbott, I could not have imagined that we would prosper and develop for more than 30 years and today we are flourishing as never before. All our concerts contain major works from the concert repertoire and professional soloists are engaged for concertos. Our leader is John Graham.
Wycombe Sinfonia is an orchestra of classical proportions consisting of local players of a very good standard. It maintains the proportions of a classical orchestra but regularly expands to perform romantic and modern works. The players come from High Wycombe and the surrounding area. We like to provide younger local soloists with the opportunity to play a concerto with the orchestra and we also commision works from aspiring composers in the area. We are delighted to have Colin Baker as our president. His familiar presence is always a popular aspect of our children's concerts and he has narrated a musical story on many occasions. His interest in the orchestra generally is much appreciated by all the players with whom he enjoys a close rapport.
Our concert programmes vary, ranging from family concerts which are particularly suitable for children, themed concerts, such as a Concert of Russian Music, "A night at the ballet" and A Bohemian Rhapsody, and the more traditional symphony concerts which generally include a concerto and a symphony. Soloists are often international artists but there are also opportunities for local talented players to perform with the orchestra.
We rehearse on Monday evenings, mostly on a fortnightly pattern, in the Wycombe High School hall from 7.30 to 9.30 with an interval for a drink, a biscuit and a chat. Membership is by audition but this need not be held prior to joining us for a few rehearsals to see if we are right for you and you are right for us. Any enquiries or for further information, please ring 02380255767 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.