The Welsh Sinfonia

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 with the best national and European chamber orchestras (15 to 35 players). The second season is continuing to develop new, and unfamiliar, repertoire, touring and education for the whole of Wales.

history Campaign has now closed

It ran from 10:00 AM, 6 December 2010 to 10:00 AM, 4 January 2011

Registered Charity in England and Wales (1122525)

Check mark Match funded

Campaign target

£2,000

Amount raised

£4,310

Donations

14

    Category

  • Arts/Culture/HeritageArts/Culture/Heritage
  • Community Support & DevelopmentCommunity Support & Development
  • Education/Training/EmploymentEducation/Training/Employment
  • Sports/RecreationSports/Recreation

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Location

  • The Welsh Sinfonia's work is both valuable in the contribution it makes to the wider musical life of the community and of genuine intrinsic quality

    — Review, Seen and Heard

  • The Welsh Sinfonia's work is both valuable in the contribution it makes to the wider musical life of the community and of genuine intrinsic quality

    — Review, Seen and Heard

Situation

Chamber orchestral music is under-performed and under-appreciated in Wales, because no other professional Welsh orchestra is focusing exclusively on this particular area of classical orchestral music throughout Wales. There has been no national professional champion to bring it to new audiences, and the repertoire is even relatively unfamiliar to professional players, especially the work of notable Welsh composers of the 20th and 21st centuries. It is specialised, and needs particular skills.

Solution

The development of The Welsh Sinfonia into a national chamber orchestra with expert status in this particular kind of music making will fill an empty niche, and focus the attention of audiences on this kind of music. We will use the annual series of chamber orchestral concerts in Cardiff to reveal and broaden the repertoire, through performance and commissions, and as a basis for education and concerts throughout Wales, working with emerging Welsh musicians to create a firm basis for the future