In our 35th Anniversary season, we were delighted to announce Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of Rutland, Dr. Laurence Howard O.B.E., J.P. as the orchestra’s Honorary President.

The Sinfonia presents imaginative programmes of music for medium to large orchestra, with both popular works and lesser known pieces. Our players, with our inspirational Music Director Paul Hilliam, and Associate Conductor David Calow, and our excellent soloists make a good team.

We have made enormous progress in recent seasons in the quality and chemistry of our music making. We give four concerts each season - three in Oakham School Chapel in Oakham and one in St Peter’s Church, Oundle. Both are excellent for performance, and we are very grateful to Oakham School for enabling us to have the Chapel as our principal venue. We also want to thank our audience, sponsors, advertisers and Friends for their support which is vital to our continued existence.

So, if you are not yet a regular, do please come to our concerts, and judge for yourself. Please tell your friends what they are missing and encourage them to come as well and join us in our journey along the enjoyable, wonderful and fascinating main highways and occasional byways of the orchestral repertoire. You will not be disappointed.

In 2012, The Elgar Society awarded The Society's medal, its highest honour to Conductor Emeritus Barry Collett for his pioneering work in both performance and recording- to ensure that light shone on the more neglected areas of Elgar's output, as well as his more mainstream works. Our many congratulations to Barry on this most prestigious and well deserved award, and to the Sinfonia for their contribution to his lifetimes dedication and achievement.

Do please look at the other pages of our website. Your Orchestra needs your help. If you are interested in becoming a Rutland Sinfonia Friend or Sponsor please click on this link: Friends and Sponsors.

Rutland Sinfonia became a Registered Charity, no.1140582, in late February 2011.

The programme of concerts for the 2018/19 season is fantastic and hopefully includes something to interest everyone. Please see the 2018/19 season page for details of the programmes and dates. (There is on street parking and readily accessible car parks nearby at both venues).

Just as we welcome young people in the orchestra, we also welcome families and young people, and their friends, in our audiences. We are always interested in suggestions and ideas, and our thanks go to those who complete and leave the feed back forms. Also see our Contact Us page to leave feed back, or to let us know if you are interested in playing with the orchestra.

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