As we're not able to rehearse or hold concerts at the moment, we decided to have a go at creating our own lockdown video!  17 members of Brunel Sinfonia were involved in recording a performance of Elgar's Nimrod from the Enigma Variations: trumpet, wind quartet and lots of strings.   We hope you enjoy it as much as we enjoyed creating it.  Our next project is a cello arrangement of Elgar's Serenade for Strings, so watch this space...

Unfortunately due to the ongoing coronavirus outbreak, the Brunel Sinfonia committee has taken the decision to cancel both the evening and children concerts on March 21st.

Tickets purchased online through our website will be refunded shortly through our payment provider 'Stripe'.
Any other tickets that were bought through members of the orchestra will be refunded directly to that player. 

We’re celebrating Beethoven’s 250th birthday with a performance of his wonderful Pastoral Symphony, paired with Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring for a truly memorable night of music.

We chose to perform the Pastoral in part due to this impassioned letter from a member of the violin section (name withheld)……!

 

Our Autumn concert on Saturday 19 th October, 7:30pm at Redland Hall is a bohemian extravaganza featuring music by Dvořák, Janáček and Kodály.

We have a great programme for our summer concert on Saturday 6th July at 7:30pm at Redland Hall in the lovely grounds of Redmaids’ High school.
 

Join in with festive tunes from a live orchestra

For lots of us, Christmas is about tradition; putting up the same beloved but battered decorations on the tree, opening the final doors of your advent calendar on the 24 December, the first of many mince pies.

But the festive season also involves a lot of hard work, rushing around, buying presents, food, doing all the jobs to make everything go smoothly.

On Saturday 11 November, we’ll be performing a sweeping all Russian programme featuring some of the country’s greatest composers, Tchaikovsky, Borodin and Shostakovich.

We kick off with Borodin’s exquisite ‘Polotvsian Dances’, written in 1869 by the composer, a chemist and teacher by profession and who amazingly composed in his free time, much to his musical friends’ dismay. This popular work features many well-known themes with its most famous adapted to form the song ‘Stranger in Paradise’. 

"A grandiose piece with a glorious orchestra part"

We’re very excited to be playing Shostakovich’s first cello concerto in November with an exceptional soloist, Marina Martins.

The concerto, widely considered to be one of the most difficult concert works for cellists, was written by the composer for his friend Rostropovich in 1959. The work is at once terrifying, dark, compelling and astonishingly beautiful.

All the ingredients for the perfect Christmas treat

If you’re looking for all the Christmas classics, a heavenly choir and a dash of some major movie tunes, look no further than our Christmas concert.

We'll be playing big pile of your favourite carols, including Away in a Manger, Hark the Herald Angels and O Come All Ye Faithful for those who love a bit of tradition.

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Get ready for some angelic voices. We're excited to announce we’re being joined by Red Maids Close Encounters choir for our Christmas concert on Sunday 11 December at Henleaze United Reform Church in Bristol. The choir sing unaccompanied close harmony and pride themselves on their musical ability and strong reading skills.

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As we're not able to rehearse or hold concerts at the moment, we decided to have a go at creating our own lockdown video!  17 members of Brunel Sinfonia were involved in recording a performance of Elgar's Nimrod from the Enigma Variations: trumpet, wind quartet and lots of strings.   We hope you enjoy it as much as we enjoyed creating it.  Our next project is a cello arrangement of Elgar's Serenade for Strings, so watch this space...

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