Founded in 2015, Bishop’s Stortford Sinfonia gives Bishop’s Stortford something that very few small towns can boast, orchestral concerts of truly professional standard. Drawing from the core of excellent professional and semi-professional musicians living locally, the reputation of the orchestra has quickly spread and now many superb musicians travel from far and wide to join the Sinfonia for their concerts. Its members are united by their commitment to music making of the highest quality, and their infectious enjoyment that they share with audiences.

Bishop’s Stortford Sinfonia work with a range of guest conductors, and its core aim is to continue bringing live orchestral music of the highest quality to Bishop’s Stortford, with varied and attractive programmes of the greatest orchestral repertoire. However, in addition, we are looking forward to expanding the work of the orchestra further to include occasional chamber music concerts, and collaborations with other local music groups. We are also delighted to announce the appointment of Emma Oliver as the orchestra’s Outreach Coordinator. Emma plays violin in the orchestra, but also brings a wealth of experience and passion for outreach and education, and is developing some exciting projects for the orchestra to work with the local community and schools.

Keep your eye on the website, and also on our facebook and twitter pages, to keep up to date with news and plans as they develop. We look forward to welcoming you to one of our concerts very soon.

‘A truly wonderful inaugural concert’

‘The concert I can only describe as breathtaking. The Grieg Piano Concerto was incredible with soloist Karl Lutchmayer superb and I am at a loss for words to describe the Sibelius 2’