24th February 2019 – 2:30pm

Tea and homemade cake available from 2:00pm

Sunday Serenade

We are delighted to announce the return of our popular Sunday Serenade Concerts, with our next concert coming up on 24th February. It features a selection of chamber music performed by musicians from Bishop’s Stortford Sinfonia, in an informal atmosphere with tea and homemade cake! This year’s progamme is an appetising and varied selection with popular favourites including movements from Schubert’s Trout Quintet and the Dvorak American Quartet, as well as some exciting new discoveries. For the first time we are holding this concert at the Bishop’s Stortford Methodist Church: a perfect venue for a winter’s concert right in the centre of town, with lovely comfortable seats and excellent heating!

Bishop’s Stortford Methodist Church, South Street, CM23 3AZ

Admission free – retiring collection with proceeds going to support the work of the orchestra.


23rd March 2019 – 7:30pm

Saffron Walden Choral Society – Glories of Venice

Saffron Walden Choral Society and the Bishop’s Stortford Sinfonia celebrate the music of “La Serenissima” in a programme of choral classics and concerti grossi encompassing iconic works by Monteverdi, Gabrieli, their pupil, Schütz and Vivaldi’s ever popular Gloria.

The programme will include:

Vivaldi – Double Trumpet Concerto in C Major

Monteverdi – Beatus Vir

Gabrieli – Jubilate Deo

Schütz – Jauchzet dem Herren

Marcello – Oboe Concerto in D minor

Vivaldi – Gloria

Saffron Hall, Saffron Walden


Saturday 30th March 2019 – 7:30pm

Concert with Bishop’s Stortford Choral Society

Haydn – Te Deum in C

Haydn – Insanae st vanae curae

Haydn – Symphony no.82

Mozart – C Minor Mass

Conductor – Richard Brain

Bishop’s Stortford Methodist Church, South Street, CM23 3AZ


Saturday 4th May 2019 – 7.30pm

Ethel Smyth – Serenade in D

Dvořák – Symphony no. 8

Conductor – Rebecca Miller

The music of pioneering composer Dame Ethel Smyth has recently come to prominence thanks to the Suffragette Centenary, of which she was a key figure. Her Serenade in D is a work most worthy of discovery, her first major composition, whose title belies a work of symphonic proportions. Then after the interval, enjoy the Eighth Symphony of the great master of melody Antonin Dvořák, perhaps the most joyous of all Romantic Symphonies.

Memorial Hall, Bishop’s Stortford College, CM23 2PJ

Tickets £17 full, £5 students, free for under 18s

**Early bird discount – Full price tickets available for £15 if purchased online before midnight on 1st May**